David Moyes was not concerned that Jesse Lingard’s loan agreement does not include a purchase option
David Moyes rejects suggestion that West Ham needs Champions League qualification to keep their top stars, saying he is ‘on track’ and not concerned that Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard lease does not include a purchase option.
- West Ham is in the fight to qualify for next season’s Champions League
- Moyes has rejected the suggestion that they need top four to keep their best players
- He added that there was nothing yet to make Jesse Lingard’s deal permanent
David Moyes believes his best players should be grateful to play for West Ham – and he’s not at all concerned about Jesse Lingard’s option to buy at Manchester United.
The West Hamham manager has taken his side from last season’s relegation battle to the brink of Champions League qualification in less than a year and insists he has created an environment where players can tap their potential.
The proud Scot was shocked at the suggestion he needed to finish in the top four or he risked losing Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek and Lingard, who have regained his place in England since leaving Manchester for East London.
West Ham is entering the final phase of the season with a chance to finish in the top four
Moyes has rejected calls that they could lose their top players if they don’t make it to the top four
Moyes explained: ‘Last year we avoided relegation when we signed Tomas. We brought him in to help us avoid relegation. And Declan Rice played on that relegation team.
And I was also asked if I wanted to keep Jesse Lingard when we brought him to give him a few games. So to suddenly turn around and say we have to make it to the Champions League to keep them.
‘Well, I think all those guys give a huge thank you to West Ham for putting their careers back on track and putting them in the right direction.
“If we make it to the Champions League, I don’t see that that has to be the reason we can keep them.”
Moyes is also not concerned that Jesse Lingard’s deal has no buy option
West Ham can bolster their European claims with a positive result at Wolves tomorrow night, when Moyes plans to show once again how far his squad has progressed this season.
He added: ‘I think the most important thing any footballer wants to see is for the club to progress and progress individually.
‘All clubs can offer players, but we don’t have big offers for any of them. I hope we don’t get one, but if we do, like any other club, we would consider them. ‘
To clarify Lingard’s situation, he added, “ We will say we would love to have Jesse, because of how well he is doing, but we still have nine games to go to judge and judge Jesse, just like Manchester United will do that. have time to think about whether to sell or keep it. There is nothing right now. ‘