- West Ham United are purportedly interested in re-signing Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard this summer
- Jesse Lingard had a successful career at West Ham under David Moyes, where the Hammers finished position six in the Premier League
- David Moyes, West Ham manager, has talked openly of his willingness to reunite with Lingard
- However, reports say that Lingard appears to have set his eyes on another club
Despite finally initiating a free transfer bid for Jesse Lingard, West Ham United may encounter transfer frustration.
The England midfielder will leave United after his 20-year stay ends on a sombre note.
Since he was nine, Lingard, who has been with United, will finally part ways with the club as his contract expires.
He was impressed during a loan spell in the 2020/21 season and was offered a permanent contract last summer.
The bid was rejected by then-United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had plans to integrate Lingard back into his squad.
However, with only two Premier League starts, one in the Champions League, the decision appears poor.
Indeed, had the Red Devils wanted to cash in last summer, they could have received around $25 million for Lingard. He can now walk away free.
West Ham continued to pursue him despite their rejection last summer.
According to a recent report, the Hammers are preparing a sizable contract offer to entice him south.
West Ham has now made an official bid to the player’s agent, according to Sky Sports.
They are willing to pay him the same amount he is paid at Old Trafford, which is estimated to be about $94,000 per week.
David Moyes, the manager of the Hammers, has talked openly of his willingness to reunite with Lingard at West Ham, And he will be hoping that the 29-year-old is the first signing of a busy summer at West Ham.
Newcastle has already been heavily linked with Lingard, though the latest reports suggest that they will not be able to meet his present salary demands.
As a result, if the reports are accurate, he may have to accept a pay cut to relocate to St James’ Park.
According to the paper, Lingard believes his needs will be best represented on Tyneside and is patient enough to wait for Newcastle to make a move.
West Ham will consider themselves unlucky if they fail to sign Lingard for the upcoming summer in a row.
Under Moyes, he was a player who thrived, and he scored nine goals in 16 appearances.
However, it’s easy to see why relocating to St James’ would be appealing. Newcastle is unquestionably on the rise, and they are a club that has rediscovered its allure.
He’d also be playing in a team that would almost certainly make room for him.
Moreover, Howe is a manager who, like Moyes, knows how to play to his areas of strength and make the best in his players.
Besides that, with the World Cup just a few months ahead, Lingard will need to get off to a strong start if he wants to make England’s squad.
He is still on Gareth Southgate’s radar and can highlight his strengths at Newcastle United if he makes a move.