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Jesse Lingard to open West Ham talks but only on one condition

West Ham United may have received a big boost in their pursuit of signing Jesse Lingard permanently…

What’s the word?

According to Irons insiders Claret & Hugh, the 28-year-old playmaker is waiting to learn about David Moyes’ future at the club before pushing for a move to the London Stadium.

The Scot had been linked with a sensational return to Everton this week following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid but as per the same source, the club’s hierarchy is confident that Moyes will honour the three-year extension put to him.

It’s thought that the 58-year-old’s position is key to Lingard’s situation and once that is official, he will push forward with his desire to sign on the dotted line in East London.

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A big boost?

This development will come as huge news to many around West Ham, especially the supporters and even the manager himself.

As Claret & Hugh claim, Moyes is expected to sign a new deal in the coming weeks, which will subsequently open the door for them to strike on Lingard.

It’s believed that the Manchester United loanee is a top priority this transfer window and it’s no surprise that he is considering the impact he’s had since initially joining on loan during the January transfer window.

WhoScored rated him as the Hammers’ second-best player for the entire campaign (7.22), only behind Tomas Soucek (7.36) whilst only two players outscored his nine goals.

He also provided four assists, proving to be amongst Moyes’ most creative outlets, with 1.1 key passes per outing.

Speaking at the end of the 2020/21 season, the Irons boss expressed his desire to keep hold of the £20m-rated dynamo. He told reporters (via the Evening Standard):

“I hope Jesse’s here, we’d like to keep him, he’s done an exceptional job for us but there’s no guarantees, he’s not our player. But I hope Jesse realises we’ve been good for him as well, and that he joined a club on the up.”

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Therefore, this latest claim will be exciting news as Moyes will know that once he signs his contract, his chances of clinching Lingard will increase tenfold.

AND in other news, Hammers could seal “frightening” 6 ft 3 goal machine who gave Pellegrini nightmares…

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