Jesse Lingard getting closer to West Ham return


Jesse Lingard getting closer to West Ham United return from Manchester United
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Jesse Lingard is now edging closer to joining West Ham United from Manchester United, with his future at Old Trafford in doubt.


According to football insider Dean Jones while speaking on The Football Terrace, Lingard is now likely to join West Ham with him set to leave Manchester United this summer.


The 28-year-old enjoyed a fantastic spell with West Ham while on loan during the second half of last season, scoring nine goals and providing four assists in just 16 Premier League games for them, and the Irons are looking to sign him permanently.


Lingard is now back at Old Trafford, and while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has repeatedly claimed that Lingard will have a role in the squad this season, the English midfielder is fairly down in the pecking order, with Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, and Juan Mata all competing with him for the attacking midfield spot.


David Moyes is now in a great position to sign Lingard once again, with the Scottish manager recently describing the Manchester United midfielder as an 'exceptional' player according to the Evening Standard.


Additionally, Dean Jones, while speaking on The Football Terrace on Tuesday, suggested that Lingard is starting to accept the fact that his future may lie away from Old Trafford, and a return to West Ham seems like the ideal move for him.


"Lingard looks like he's giving up now on staying at United. West Ham are back on the tails of him, see if they can get him in."


"I think that is quite likely, from what I'm told, that does end up happening."


"Lingard is starting to accept that there is no way in at United, and after what happened at West Ham last season for him, and the way they've started this season, it's great fit for him."


Lingard contributed a great deal to West Ham's attacking play last season, and several reports are indicating that he could be available for £20 million this summer, and if he is able to replicate his form from last season, then it would be great value for West Ham.