Jesse Lingard made an instant impact when he signed on loan at West Ham but with the England international still yet to make it clear where he wants to play his football next season, the Hammers could start to look at alternatives and someone David Moyes could get the best out of is Ross Barkley, according to former Iron Rob Lee.
Moyes was the manager who bled Barkley into the Everton first team and gave him the chance to flourish at Goodison Park, and that was ultimately the best football the England international has played in his career.
£100,000-a-week man Barkley has a huge summer ahead of him as he is now 27-years-old and entering the peak of his career, so linking up with a manager who started his career could be smart because he must consider leaving Chelsea permanently as that transfer never looked good from the beginning.
During his time at Everton, Barkley was the main man as everything went through him and the way Moyes has turned Lingard’s career around Barkley may feel like that could be him next season.
When Lee was asked about the possibility of Barkley reuniting with Moyes at West Ham he had this to say exclusively to Football FanCast:
“I think so, yes because he is certainly a good player.”
Barkley would perhaps have to change his game slightly to replicate exactly what Lingard did at the London Stadium despite the former Everton midfielder’s quality – something Lee went onto explain:
“He plays slightly differently to Lingard as Ross gets more involved in the technical side of the game and creates more whereas Jesse gets in the box, and he scores more goals.
“‘I’m sure if West Ham can’t get Jesse Lingard then they will go all out to sign him.”
After a bright start to life on loan at Villa Park, Barkley only managed one goal and zero assists from November 21st and he may feel that Aston Villa was not the right move for him as it appears Barkley has to be the main man to thrive and with the likes of Ollie Watkins and Jack Grealishg and Villa, that was never going to be the case.