As per the report, Taylor states that West Ham are keen to speak to Lingard over a potential reunion and expects the 29-year-old to push for an “eye-catching” deal before he considers signing for Moyes’ side.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Taylor revealed: “The last I heard on Lingard was just that West Ham were open to looking at the numbers involved and what kind of contract Lingard’s obviously seeking. The fact that he’s on a free transfer, naturally him and his agent are probably bargaining for a lucrative contract.”
The latest news surrounding Lingard denotes that West Ham are intent on signing the 29-year-old, which bodes well for a side who are set to lose Andriy Yarmolenko at the end of the month, due to his contract expiring.
Lingard will of course offer more to the attack than the Ukrainian managed, with the 32-cap England international registering some sensational numbers in the 16 Premier League games he managed on loan at the London Stadium.
Nine goals and five assists were enough to demonstrate his attacking prowess, numbers that put him fondly in the hearts of those at the London Stadium and they will no doubt be delighted to see him return, especially if he can produce similar returns in the final third. At the age of 29, meanwhile, he should be afforded regular game time and relative attacking freedom.
Moyes, particularly in his 4-2-3-1 system, can offer Lingard this prescribed tactical approach and can also provide the personal support and appreciation that a player like him needs.
Bagging Lingard by way of the Bosman ruling makes for a very astute piece of business for a player well into his prime years, and with the possibility of Lingard returning back to stellar form under a more organised and consistent play style, it will be worth the supposed lucrative wages in the eyes of many.