West Ham set to sign former England international

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There’s seemingly no stopping West Ham in the transfer window now, as no sooner have they signed Konstantinos Mavropanos, than they’re in the market for a former England international.

David Sullivan had kept a tight hold of the purse strings at the London Stadium until the club had sold Declan Rice to Arsenal, and it took a while for David Moyes to get in some of the signings that he wanted.

However, with Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse joining Mavropanos, the Scot is starting to build up a decent squad once more.

There are nine days left of the summer window, and that represents ample opportunity for the east Londoners to add one or two more players to the roster before the September 1 deadline.

One of those is likely to be former Man United and England star, Jesse Lingard, a player who had a successful loan spell at the London Stadium before opting to ill-advisedly rejoin United when a move at that point to the Hammers seemed the more obvious one.

After a season at Nottingham Forest, Lingard, now a free agent, was training with the Hammers to keep his fitness up, and it now appears that the club are willing to offer him a short-term deal.

“Lingard is looking very good fitness-wise. At this stage, any offer would be short-term, around 6-12 months with a lower wage but incentive-based,” content creator, ExWHUemployee, said on his West Ham Way podcast (subscription required).

“At the start, it was described to me as a ‘tiny chance’ – now there is a ‘chance’, it seems it’s getting more likely.”

Though it’s believed new sporting director, Tim Steidten, prefers younger and more continental-type players, it seems Moyes has won this particular battle, and it remains to be seen if Lingard can recapture the form of his loan spell in East London.

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  1. Don’t think that lingard should be given this chance to join us again when he showed disrespect to our club by joining forest saying that he didn’t feel that we had any love for him so joined forest because he felt loved and wanted by forest now having spent last season like a discarded spare part but now we are his second home and wants to play for us again why because no other club wants him well if he does becomes part of the squad he will have to be on top of his game to win our fans over given his past record when he had two chances to join us before I believe he’s got his own agenda which I don’t think he has any interest in moving the club forward just show cassing himself could well be wrong but we will see

  2. Lingard treated our club with total disrespect It was clear from the start that Moyes would sign him and yet again dealing with time wasters.
    We buy players for vast sums of money then they are sold at a lost, then they become very good players.

    1. He is a two faced money grabbing person, no respect for our club and Moyes want’s him back why ?????Moyes needs to be sacked sooner rather than later,?we don’t a season like last one.

  3. Linguards father was his agent and he wanted him to go to Forest for ‘the money’ … Lingard delayed for a while but did what his father advised … that’s what I think happened. I really think he enjoyed his time with West Ham.

  4. Players need to make decisions which they feel will progress their career, sometimes it’s the wrong decision, Linguard was an inspiration to West Ham while on loan, I think he deserves another chance.

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