Jesse Lingard – Manchester United: West Ham to rival Newcastle in pursuit of midfielder, says Pearce
West Ham are ready to rival Newcastle in pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, says Hammers coach Stuart Pearce…
- Jesse Lingard is a man in demand for Monday’s January transfer deadline
- The 29-year-old is in the last six months of his contract with Manchester United
- He thrived on loan with West Ham in the second half of the 2020-21 campaign
- Stuart Pearce, West Ham assistant, has said they’d love to bring Lingard back
West Ham are keen to reunite with Jesse Lingard before Monday’s transfer window deadline, Hammers’ assistant manager Stuart Pearce revealed.
Lingard, 29, is in the final six months of his contract with Manchester United and an extension does not appear imminent to keep the midfielder at Old Trafford.
The England international impressed on loan at West Ham, where he competed in the previous January window, scoring nine goals and providing five assists in just 16 games.
Jesse Lingard is at the bottom of the pecking order at Manchester United and arouses interest
West Ham coach Stuart Pearce (right) has revealed the London side adore him in January
Lingard returned to Manchester United with an improved reputation, but that didn’t translate into playing time.
He has not started a Premier League game so far this season and with a World Cup in Qatar on the horizon later in the calendar year, Pearce knows Lingard will need a transfer to guarantee regular football.
“Jesse is a commodity who doesn’t play for his football club, that would be an advantage for a lot of clubs in the Premier League, that would be my personal opinion,” said Pearce, now West Ham first-team coach. talkSPORT.
‘U.S [club] is definitely one of them, no doubt about it.
Lingard revived his career on loan at West Ham in the second half of last season with nine goals
“Everyone knows we tried to get Jesse back last summer and will probably continue to do so in this window, but that’s up to Jesse.
“Jesse has six months left on his contract, he will decide and Manchester Untied, most importantly, will decide what his future is for the next six months.”
Lingard, who earns around £100,000 a week at Manchester United, is one of Newcastle’s main targets if they are to bolster themselves before closing the window.
But Sportsmail understands Lingard would be reluctant to join a Newcastle team battling relegation unless it’s a loan deal, which is complicated as Manchester United are keen to earn a significant amount of money back rather than losing him for nothing. next summer.
Asked about Lingard’s future last week, Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick remained coy.
Man United interim boss Ralf Rangnick (left) has remained coy about the midfielder’s future
“As for Jesse, it’s the same as with a lot of other players,” he told reporters.
“He’s a really good player, I see that in every training session.
“It’s normal for me that other clubs, like Newcastle, show an interest in him.
‘I’m not the one who has to do with that. I know there may be interest from other clubs. But if you ask me now what’s going to happen in the next 10 days until the window closes, unfortunately I can’t answer that question.”
West Ham are battling Manchester United for a top four place this season and that battle could mean a reunion with Pearce and David Moyes in East London, which has been vetoed by the United hierarchy.