West Ham United manager David Moyes is still interested in signing Manchester United star Jesse Lingard in this month’s January transfer window.
The England international of course joined the London side on loan in January of last year, and was then kept by United during the summer.
But now, according to The Evening Standard, Moyes remains keen on exploring a potential January deal for Lingard, who despite his impressive campaign with the Hammers last year, has struggled to break into the United side this season.
After joining West Ham back in the January transfer window on a short-term loan, Lingard racked up an incredible nine goals and four assists in just his first ten Premier League games for the club – it was no surprise then that he was lauded as being “absolutely phenomenal“.
What marks Lingard out as a real threat is his timing of his runs, and it’s something Michael Carrick has previously raved about.
The United coach said: “He senses where the space is and how to use it. I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s a dribbler with skills and tricks but he’s dynamic. How he plays, he is unique in some ways. You don’t see so much of that now as everyone wants to get on the ball. Off the ball, he’s very effective.”
His performances with the Hammers showcased the kind of impact the £75k-a-week earning star can have when he’s on song and the confidence is flowing through his veins.
With West Ham still very much in the mix for a Champions League spot this season, adding that extra sprinkling of goals and dynamism in Lingard could well prove to be the difference-maker when it comes to those big moments and big games.
The £18m-rated star could enjoy another sparkling stint at the London Stadium were West Ham to make a move, and fans would surely be buzzing with seeing him back.