Eurosport have claimed that Leicester City are keeping tabs on Jesse Lingard’s improved form at West Ham United while he is on loan at the London Stadium from Manchester United – and could make a move for the England ace this summer.
Lingard, 28, has made a brilliant start to life in East London – with his best moment coming against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Having netted a brace on his debut against Aston Villa in a 3-1 win, he got the winner against Spurs last time out.
A brilliant left-footed effort has seen Lingard take his tally to three goals and an assist in four Premier League outings for the Hammers. He remains on loan at the London Stadium until the summer, but has a contract at United until 2022.
It remains unclear if Manchester United will look to keep Lingard at Old Trafford – but given he has been ostracised by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he may decided to go. West Ham will want to keep him, but Leicester are now keen.
TBR’s view – Would Leicester suit Lingard?
United renewed his deal by triggering the option of a further year at United in December. But the chances of him playing for United again seem unlikely – and a move to West Ham could be the likeliest scenario.
He needs to leave United. West Ham would clearly work for Lingard beyond the summer given his start at the London Stadium, but a move to Leicester would see Lingard go from a starter to rotation – given Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and more.
A permanent West Ham move should be the only option on Lingard’s plate.