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TBR View: Jesse Lingard could thrive is he swaps Old Trafford for West Ham

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TBR View: Jesse Lingard could thrive is he swaps Old Trafford for West Ham

West Ham United are among the clubs keen to sign Jesse Lingard – and the signing is one that could work well for all parties.

TalkSPORT claims the Hammers, along with Tottenham and Sheffield United are keen to add the Manchester United fringe player to their ranks.

Lingard has managed just three appearances this season with each of them coming in the cup competitions.

He is set to be allowed out of Old Trafford this month by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Lingard can play in a number of advanced roles and his versatility would be a strong attribute to any new club.

United are top of the Premier League right now and the challenge for them this window is likely to be to clear some of the players not regularly involved.

West Ham are going pretty well in the league themselves and boss David Moyes will want one or two players to bolster his ranks.

Lingard has played 210 times for United, helping the team to Europa League glory in 2017.

He has scored 33 goals for the Red Devils and also has four goals in 23 caps for England.

 

Intrigue

Having spent so long without regular first-team football, the signing would be an interesting one.

Moyes has worked with Lingard previously and knows what he is all about.

Having loaned him out during his time at Manchester United, he will have watched the player’s career with interest.

Lingard has the potential to be the sort of player to thrive at the London Stadium.

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His energy could be a useful asset and on his day he is capable of weighing in with goals and assists.

Lingard has lost his way somewhat but the £75,000-a-week international is unlikely to cost a fortune.

Some supporters might turn their noses up at the signing of Lingard but over 200 games for Manchester United shouldn’t be sniffed at.

Moyes is the master at squeezing every ounce of talent out of his players and that could make Lingard a player worth pursuing for West Ham.

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