West Ham United remain interested in bringing back Jesse Lingard to East London but are yet to find an agreement with Manchester United.
Lingard, after having struggled to start regularly at his parent club, opted for a January switch to West Ham in order to revive his career. Under the tutelage of David Moyes, the Englishman was one of the most productive Premier League players towards the tail end of the last season.
As such, it’s no surprise that the Hammers are now linked with signing him on a permanent transfer. Now it appears that the players at the club are also keen for him to return to at the London Stadium.
Goalkeeper Darren Randolph is so excited to reunite with Lingard that he appeared to confirm the transfer, telling the England international “@JesseLingard I’ll be seeing you soon at Rush Green for training! You know you want to!” through his Instagram story after his side’s 4-2 Premier League opener win over Newcastle United.
For now though, the 28-year-old is training at Carrington rather than Rush Green – West Ham’s training complex.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that the ‘reinvented’ Lingard is part of his plans for the new campaign, and his pre-season outing indicated that the player himself is determined to fight for his place at his boyhood club.
However, Solskjaer used similar words for Alexis Sanchez before sanctioning his move to Inter. And as per the Times, with just two weeks left of the window, West Ham look set to make another attempt to sign the versatile forward, but purportedly are unlikely to match the Premier League giants’ £25m valuation.