Peterborough Director of Football Barry Fry has exclusively told Football FanCast that he believes West Ham’s owners will go all out in their attempts to sign Jesse Lingard permanently this summer.
The on-loan Manchester United forward has been in scintillating form following his move to the London Stadium back in January, although his recent purple patch is attracting the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
West Ham have already been strongly linked with signing Lingard on a permanent basis, but face stiff competition from the likes of Real Madrid, PSG and Inter Milan, who’ve all been monitoring the England international recently.
Lingard, whose contract at Old Trafford expires next summer, continued his goalscoring form by netting twice in West Ham’s victory over Leicester on Sunday to take his own tally to eight in nine matches and move the Hammers back into the top four.
Despite his interest from elsewhere, Fry told Football FanCast that co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold will be doing all they can to ensure Lingard’s a West Ham player next season:
“Knowing the West Ham owners, I think they will try their best if David Moyes wants Lingard permanently. I think they do everything in their power to get him at West Ham.
“He’s obviously got a relationship with David Moyes otherwise he wouldn’t have gone there in the first place.
“He’s been absolutely fantastic. He’s got back in the England squad and showed his worth and he’s been outstanding for West Ham. Lingard’s special.”