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Report: £75k-a-week ace keen on West Ham loan, Jose Mourinho said he ‘makes things work’

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Report: £75k-a-week ace keen on West Ham loan, Jose Mourinho said he ‘makes things work’

Reported West Ham United target Jesse Lingard is keen on a loan switch to the London Stadium, according to Sky Sports.

The outlet claims that the Hammers and Manchester United are currently in talks over a move, but have yet to find a resolution.

In addition, the total cost of a potential deal is thought to be more than £3million, taking into account the loan fee and Lingard’s wages – reportedly £75,000-a-week.

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The 28-year-old has barely featured for his side this season, with just three appearances under his belt – and none in the Premier League or Champions League.

Despite getting a contract extension in recent months, it looks as though Lingard is not part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term plans.

Sky Sports have reported that West Ham have converted Said Benrahma’s loan from Brentford into a permanent deal, freeing up a space for another domestic loan signing.

 

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Lingard has enjoyed a fruitful career at United over the years, clocking up over 200 competitive appearances for his boyhood club.

However, he very much seems surplus to requirements and, as such, there’s a good chance he could go elsewhere for first-team football.

Lingard has split opinion in recent years, but former Red Devils managers Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have all sung his praises.

The latter, making a school analogy, said in 2018: “He is the one that makes things work and in the right moment he is positive and he makes everyone in the class laugh and creates a good atmosphere.

“That is the atmosphere that we always want in our class, because I was also a school teacher and I know what it means.”

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