Report: West Ham plot £15m Jesse Lingard bid; Everton also eyeing offer
West Ham plan to make a £15 million bid for Jesse Lingard with Everton also planning an offer for the Manchester United star, according to a report from the Sunday Mirror (29/8; page 74).
The Hammers have been linked with Lingard throughout the summer. Of course, he enjoyed a stunning loan spell at the London Stadium during the second-half of last season.
The Sunday Mirror notes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men wanted £25 million for the 28-year-old off the back of that spell.
But with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Old Trafford, it appears that West Ham are now hoping that Lingard’s asking price could be negotiated.
According to the Sunday Mirror (29/8; page 74), the Irons are ready to make a £15 million bid.
However, it is also claimed that Everton are planning to make an offer of their own.
West Ham signing Lingard for £15m could be fantastic piece of business – but Everton interest could be complication
Signing Lingard for £15 million could be outstanding business from West Ham. Anything like a repeat of his form from last season would make him an inspired signing.
David Moyes’s men have the Europa League group-stages to prepare for. And adding someone with Lingard’s quality would be a real boost.
With Lingard initially struggling for minutes this season, they surely stand a decent chance of agreeing a deal for less than £25 million.
But Everton’s interest must complicates matters. Manchester United will surely hope that the pair engage in a bidding war as the deadline looms.
Rafa Benitez’s men have not spent big money in this window. And West Ham will hope that they continue to avoid splashing the cash as they look to bring Lingard back.
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