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'Expecting West Ham to': Sky Sports reporter shares fresh transfer update

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With just days until the transfer window ends, many people might’ve expected Jesse Lingard to already be at West Ham.

The England international shone on loan at the London Stadium with nine goals in 16 appearances.

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However, the Hammers have faced difficulty in trying to bring the 28-year-old back to east London – now, Sky Sports have an update.

What’s the story?

Well, speaking live on air, Sky’s Dharmesh Sheth said: “With Lingard, we are still expecting West Ham to come in with an offer to take him from Manchester United.”

In our view, West Ham must do everything they can to get the £75,000-a-week man back to the London Stadium.

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Lingard’s impact was phenomenal, and there’s no doubt that his efforts effectively secured Europa League football for the Hammers.

So far, the Irons have only signed Alphonse Areola, which is alarming seeing as the Europa League will make their schedule more congested.

Lingard is needed, without a doubt.

Jesse Lingard can cover Michail Antonio

After Sebastien Haller’s exit in January, it seems incredible that West Ham still haven’t signed a replacement.

However, they can kill two birds with one stone by signing Lingard.

Yes, he is naturally an attacking midfielder. However, Lingard showed a real striker’s brain last season with his goals – his movement is incredible.

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In that respect, West Ham might get away with just buying Lingard, and using him as a false No.9 when Michail Antonio is injured.

Antonio is an injury prone player anyway, but after his documentation to play for Jamaica went through, he could now have eight extra games added to his schedule before 2022 starts.

As a result, it’s vital for the Hammers to sign Lingard, so that David Moyes has someone capable of replacing Antonio’s goals.

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