Is this the answer all involved are looking for? Will West Ham find an experienced midfielder in Jesse Lingard and will Manchester United be happy with a Premier League destination for the player?
More importantly, is this deal good enough for the player himself, one that’s been limited to a spectator’s role mostly and who is finding game time hard to come by? The club has given the green light for a departure.
It has become very apparent, Jesse Lingard is surplus to requirement at Old Trafford and there is really no way for him to try and break back into the first team. It is almost safe to say his best days are behind him.
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The English midfielder has been wanting to leave for some time now or rather knew his time was up at the Theatre of Dreams – and it’s about the moment to pack his bags and hit refresh on his footballing career that has taken a massive step backwards.
David Moyes is definitely willing to bring him to the London Stadium but the structure of the deal could be a massive stumbling block for the borrowing club and receiving club, according to reports.
It seems Man United have also changed their stance on his exit. Before they preferred only a move outside of England but now are open to letting him go to English opposition on loan.
Following recent reports that the Hammers have joined the Lingard race, Simon Stone from BBC Sport tweeted:
Man Utd want a loan fee from West Ham (or anyone else I assume) for Jesse Lingard. David Moyes obviously wants him but already has two loan players so that also needs to change.
Jesse Lingard actually has many options to choose from
The out-of-favour player surprisingly has an unlimited amount of options but has very limited time to make a good decision best suited to his playing needs.
Moves abroad to Ligue 1 and the Serie A has always been likely destinations for him. Now there are more opportunities coming for him within the Premier League – a league he would probably like to stay playing in over going out of the country.
Besides Moyes wanting his services in East London, relegation-threatened West Brom wants to challenge West Ham for the midfielder.
Jesse has made no Premier League appearances for Ole this season, making as little as three cup appearances for the club so far. The signs couldn’t be anymore stronger that now is the right time to search for regular first-team minutes elsewhere.