That’s according to David Ornstein, who took to Twitter to update Irons fans about the 29-year-old’s future.
Sharing a corresponding article for The Athletic, he outlined: “Jesse Lingard will make decision on future next week. 29yo wants to be in a club no later than Fri 22 July. Not moving to #MLS but considering Saudi in £10m-per-year deal. Preference is PL (3 offers on the table) but Saudi a firm option.”
West Ham had already shown an interest in Lingard, having reportedly made him a contract offer towards the end of June.
David Moyes pulled a rabbit out of the hat when he signed Lingard in January 2021, revitalising the player’s career in the process.
This revelation that the former Manchester United man is keen on staying in the Premier League will delight the Hammers boss, who would surely be more than happy to add this tricky attacker to his already growing list of forwards.
In his 16 games for West Ham on loan last year, Lingard racked up a remarkable haul of 14 goal contributions, helping to propel the Irons to a sixth-place finish. It seemed that he would stick around in east London, but he opted to fight for his place in the Manchester United team and was forced to sit and watch on from the sidelines for the most part last season.
Another stint at the London Stadium could be exactly what the 29-year-old needs, and a full season of his early 2021 form would surely see the Hammers secure European football again next year.
Moyes was full of praise for the England international, stating that the loanee had “made a big difference” to his side during his time at the London Stadium.
Now that the opportunity once again presents itself to reunite Lingard with West Ham, it seems a no-brainer for both parties to get the deal done and see how it can benefit everyone involved.