Report: West Ham fearful Premier League rival will block move for 'amazing' ace
West Ham are fearful that Manchester United could change their mind and retain Jesse Lingard ahead of next season.
According to The Sun, the Irons are scared the Red Devils could block a move away from the north-west from the England international.
The report goes on to claim that there are concerns over United’s stance, whilst there has been no contact between the clubs over a move for the attacker.
Lingard enjoyed a sensational loan spell with the Hammers after scoring nine times and assisting a further five in the Premier League. His performances earned him the division’s player of the month award for April.
Speaking about signing him on a permanent deal, David Moyes hopes the 28-year-old will remain, however, warned the West Ham faithful that there are ‘no guarantees’.
TBR View: Lingard deal provides experience and quality in attack
One of the reasons why Lingard was so successful upon his arrival in the January window was due to his experience and quality.
His time with Manchester Untied helped him in being able to stitch together what was a rather inexperienced and untried group of players.
Said Benrahma was enduring a dificult time in his debut season in the Premier League, whilst Pablo Fornals still hasn’t found any consistency after his move back in 2019.
Michail Antonio was playing well, however, didn’t have the necessary support behind him .
The United academy graduate came into the number 10 role and added a focal point that stitched together the whole attack.
It proved incredibly successful with Moyes’ outfit scoring 32 goals in just 18 league games upon the arrival of the star.
Lingard, who was labelled ‘amazing’, himself managed to register five assists, showing off his success as a creator/playmaker as opposed to just being a goalscorer.
However, it was his goals which really added a threat to the Hammers side, especially on the counter attack. Lingard’s pace was frightening and on full show as the Irons swept aside Wolves.
A permanent deal for Lingard seems to be hinging on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. They hold all the power, however, with so many stars in attack, it’s hard to see how the keep a hold of Lingard going into next term.
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