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United hedged bets on Lingard deal

Jesse Lingard was so keen to be involved in Premier League football again that he didn’t ask for a penny more on his Manchester United wages.

The 28 year old was man of the match against Aston Villa and that came as no surprise to David Moyes who surprised many by throwing him straight into the action.

United’s former England star has been insisting that despite not playing first team football he was included in United under 23 games which has kept him right up to speed.

But sadly  the Old Trafford club  hedged their bets on the deal by refusing to attach an option to buy to it but he looks likely to become a Hammer next season regardless.

With a year left on his deal he will likely be available for around £10 million and David Moyes has revealed that the board have been backing him fully with his window choices.

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Currently ClaretandHugh understands the Hammers are paying Jesse’s wages and a £1.5 million loan fee.

We also pay his full wages  with another half a million due should  he help us quality for Europe.

However, there is yet another clause involved which does not allow him to play in either the FA Cup fifth round tie or Premier League matches against United later this month and next.

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13 comments on “United hedged bets on Lingard deal

  1. Have we got a buying option at the end of the season in the deal hugh ,,if not do you think we maybe able to buy him ?

  2. There’s no clause in the contract that prevents him playing against United in cup and league. It’s a standard condition of all loans that you cannot play against your parent club.

  3. Hold on a minute. After the big media stunk over premier league rule breaking over whether snodgrass could play against West Ham according to big fat Sam, something that was on,y a gentleman’s agreement. You’re now claiming that lingard not playing against Man U is written in to the contract?

  4. May be wrong Hugh but I think he was cup tied as played for Utd in an earlier round, which is why he can’t play in Cup even if we did go through.

  5. He Cannot play in the Cup for us as Cup Tied – He played for United v Watford in the 3rd round…

  6. you said in your column – “but he looks likely to become a Hammer next season regardless”

    what makes you say that? not having a go at you, but why? because you can’t really say that without having something to back it up with.
    genuinely interested as to why you think he’ll end up with us when olle has literally said he wants him back at united after the loan.

  7. An young that you refer to Manchester Utd as ‘ united ‘ almost giving them presidency over our club West Ham UNITED!!!!

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