It appears that West Ham United are becoming increasingly confident that they can acquire Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard.
Jesse Lingard, 29, is out of contract at the end of this season and, after a successful loan spell at West Ham last season, remains a major transfer target for David Moyes.
In spite of the fact that his playing time has increased under interim manager Ralf Rangnick, Lingard has been unable to reach an agreement with the Red Devils on a contract extension, and it now appears that he will be forced to leave Old Trafford.
Despite the fact that the newly re-established Newcastle United are also interested in signing the United playmaker, according to a recent report from Claret and Hugh, the Hammers are also very much in the running to sign him as well.
It is stated in the report that “David Moyes remains seriously interested in bringing the player to the London Stadium, and although Magpies director Amanda Staveley claims the player was keen to join Newcastle in the window, this is at odds with what he had previously told London Stadium sources.
Since breaking into the first team in 2014, Lingard has appeared in 228 senior matches, directly contributing to the scoring of 56 goals. Lingard is currently the most experienced player on the team.
While at United for nearly two decades, he has also been a major contributor to the club’s four major trophies, which include the 2015-16 FA Cup and 2017-2018 Europa League.