David Moyes’ West Ham United will do “whatever it takes” to sign the England international Jesse Lingard from Manchester United permanently in the summer transfer window, according to a club source.
The versatile player has featured in eight Premier League matches for the Hammers since his loan move in January, and Jesse has bagged a goal or assist in seven of them during an unforeseen turnaround in fortunes.
His agreement with West Ham is a straight loan without an obligation or option to buy, but the club are understandably keen to keep the star at the London Stadium on a permanent basis.
A senior Hammers source told Sky Sports News: “We will do whatever it takes to sign him. He has been outstanding for us.”
The Manchester United-owned playmaker boasts a total of six goals and four assists from eight top-flight appearances for his current side, and he’s playing a starring role in their bid for a UEFA Champions League place.
The attacker remains under contract at Man United until June 2022, and former Red Devils defender Gary Neville believes that his old club might want him back given his impressive displays for the Irons.
The 28-year-old netted a magnificent solo goal before setting up Jarrod Bowen in West Ham United’s 3-2 victory over Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.