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Ian Wright comments on West Ham’s reportedly potential move for Jesse Lingard

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Ian Wright comments on West Ham’s reportedly potential move for Jesse Lingard

Ian Wright has told his Wrighty’s House podcast that he “can’t wait to see” Jesse Lingard join a club where he is without the pressure of playing for Manchester United – and discussed how he can get West Ham United fans on side.

Lingard, 28, is expected to leave Manchester United this month. The England international has dropped into the last six months of his United contract – and The Athletic claim West Ham are in talks to complete a loan deal until the end of the season.

The Hammers and United are in talks over a loan fee, while Newcastle, West Brom, Sheffield United and Marseille are also keen. But a move to the London Stadium and a reunion with David Moyes seems to be the most likely move.


Wright is a big fan of Lingard and believes he will join his old club West Ham. He feels that Lingard is joining a side that are in a good spell of form, and believes it will only take some improved confidence to get the playmaker back to his best.

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“If it is West Ham, he is going into a team with a lot of confidence,” Wright said. “I can’t wait to see him without the pressure of United on his shoulders. He’s going to play for West Ham.

“You do a couple of things right, and the fans see you are committed. 28, he’s not injury prone, very fit, the only thing that is missing is his confidence. Love him again, so we can see him doing his thing again.”

TBR’s view – Lingard can take West Ham forward

If Moyes manages him right. Wright is bang on in saying that Lingard needs confidence to get them back to his best. If Moyes gives him that, and Lingard gets an assist or a goal early on for the Hammers, he can take West Ham into Europe.

It is an expensive risk but it could easily go wrong, given Lingard is earning £100,000 a week – as per the Athletic. But it is a risk that the Hammers should take, given what he is capable of. Should Moyes get it right, then Lingard and could shine.

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