West Ham 'will definitely' try to bring £100k-p/w star to London Stadium

West Ham United manager David Moyes

West Ham will definitely make another attempt to sign Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard this summer, claims Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

The Hammers failed to land the 29-year-old in January, but Brown is expecting David Moyes to go back in for him when the transfer window reopens.

What is the latest news involving Lingard?

According to football.london, West Ham made a couple of approaches for Lingard in January but saw them knocked back by United.

The 32-cap England international, however, still looks set to leave Old Trafford, as his reported £100,000-a-week contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

West Ham are one club who are thought to be keen on doing a summer deal, with the Daily Mirror claiming that the east London outfit, AS Roma and Newcastle United are all interested in signing Lingard.

He has found himself on the periphery this season, making just his second league start of the 2021/22 campaign against Norwich City earlier this month.

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What has Brown said about Lingard to West Ham?

With Lingard enjoying a successful loan spell at the London Stadium last season, Brown is expecting West Ham to be firmly in contention to sign the United star in the summer.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the Daily Star reporter said: “I think they will definitely make another attempt for Lingard.

“He fitted in really well there, was a good part of the group, not just in the team but in the dressing room, and really gave them a big boost at a key time. Moyes likes him and the interest hasn’t gone anywhere.”

Can Lingard bounce back next season?

After such a brilliant end to last term, this has been a really tough campaign for Lingard.

He has barely played and was recently criticised by United legend Roy Keane after the Red Devils’ 4-0 loss to Liverpool.

“Lingard coming on to try and save Man United,” Keane said on Sky Sports (via Daily Express) after the game. “Lingard should have left two years ago – he’s not good enough.”

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Lingard, however, does have the ability to deliver when given a run of games, proving as much during that loan spell with the Hammers last year.

Under Moyes, he was able to score nine goals in just 16 appearances, while only two West Ham players managed to average more key passes per game than the United attacker (via WhoScored).

Lingard may not have a home at United anymore, but you can guarantee that he is welcome at the London Stadium.

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