Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Dean Windass believes Jesse Lingard has been the signing of the season.
Lingard has been in scintillating form under David Moyes, registering three goals and two assists in just five appearances for West Ham United.
The 28-year-old has found a new lease of life under Moyes and is enjoying some of the best form of his career after failing to make a league appearance for Manchester United this campaign.
West Ham came close to earning a point against Manchester City on Saturday with Lingard setting up Michail Antonio, before seeing his cross headed wide by Issa Diop in the final minutes of the game.
Moyes has instilled confidence back into the England international, something a lot of people have not seen since the 2018 World Cup and Lingard is thriving being responsible to link the midfield and attack.
The Hammers have enjoyed a spectacular campaign with a serious challenge for the top four on the cards with them currently occupying fourth spot ahead of Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Windass was full of praise for both Moyes and Lingard as he exclusively told Football FanCast:
“Signing of the season, well done David Moyes. I think that’s what he needed. Obviously, he had him before when Manchester United manager.
“To start off with two goals, every centre forward in the country will tell you, when you go to a new club and score two goals supporters there or not, people go wow.
“David Moyes will be sat at home with his wife having a coffee saying, ‘not a bad signing that’.”
West Ham face Man United, Leicester City and Chelsea in their next seven fixtures which could define who claims a spot in the Champions League next season.
Moyes has achieved above many people’s expectations considering the Hammers were battling against the drop last season and a lot fo that is down to smart recruitment which includes a shrewd acquisition of forgotten man Lingard.