Manchester United have reportedly significantly reduced their Jesse Lingard valuation ahead of the January transfer market, according to reports.
West Ham United could reportedly face a bidding war to re-sign the 28-year-old return in January, looking to edge in front of potential buyers before his contract expires in June.
The Englishman has enjoyed a tremendous week, first netting a brace and registering an assist in his country’s 4-0 win over Andorra last Sunday.
On Saturday, the player came off the bench in the team’s 4-1 triumph over Newcastle United to net the fourth in stoppage time.
Many touted the attacker to depart Old Trafford searching for regular minutes this summer, but Lingard opted to fight for a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s competitive roster.
With less than 10 months left on his Manchester United contract, a January departure could still be on the cards, though.
According to TEAMtalk, the club will demand around £12 million for Jesse in January, with the director of football John Murtough hoping to stretch a potential sum to £15m.
It is a significant cut from the summer’s £25 million valuation, and the Hammers are ready to return for the star’s signature if they receive encouragement over the Red Devils’ willingness to sell.
But with Jesse continuing his red hot form, the Irons could be in for a battle to bring him back if other suitors enter the fray.