Manchester United reveal stance on Jesse Lingard amid West Ham interest – report

Manchester United reveal stance on Jesse Lingard amid West Ham interest – report

Manchester United reveal stance on Jesse Lingard amid West Ham interest – report – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Manchester United are happy to keep Jesse Lingard amid speculation linking him with a move to West Ham United, Sky Sports reports.

The attacker had an excellent loan stint at the Hammers earlier this year, bagging nine goals and five assists from 16 appearances.

He has since been linked with a permanent return to the London outfit. It was recently claimed that they could make a £15 million bid.

Lingard has entered the final year of his Red Devils deal, but it is reported that the club are happy for him to stay and fight for his place.

Sportslens view:

Lingard made a huge impact for the Hammers during the back end of last season as they qualified for the Europa League group stage.

The club have since explored a permanent deal for the 28-year-old, but they have been put off by the reported £25m price tag set by United.

There has been no indication that a deal could be struck. The Hammers are currently on the verge of signing Nikola Vlasic for the same valuation.

Vlasic failed to make an impact at Everton previously, but he has grown into a quality playmaker during his two seasons at CSKA Moscow.

The Hammers regard him as better value for money with him being only 23 years of age.

It appears that they are unlikely to revisit their interest in Lingard on deadline day. The player appears set to stay beyond the summer.

Lingard is obviously determined to prove himself at United, and it won’t come as a surprise if he signs a short-term contract extension with the club.

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