West Ham United are keen on signing Jesse Lingard on a permanent transfer at the end of the season, and the Londoners have been informed that they will have to pay a fee of around €25 million for the attacker.
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The 28-year-old joined the Hammers on loan from Manchester United during the January transfer window, and he has been in outstanding form for the London club.
Lingard has nine goals and four assists since moving to West Ham, and he will be crucial to the club’s Champions League aspirations.
West Ham have a great opportunity to secure a top-four finish this season, and they will fancy their chances of getting the job done.
The reported €25m asking price seems like a bargain in today’s market, and if Lingard can continue to perform at this level next season his signing could prove to be a masterstroke.
There is no doubt that West Ham need to improve their attacking options in the summer, but the permanent signing of Lingard should be a top priority for them.
The England international is a key player for David Moyes right now. He has adapted to their playing style and would clearly be able to make an impact next year.
The player is keen on continuing his career at West Ham, and the Londoners are in a strong position to negotiate the transfer with United.
It is understandable why Lingard wants to continue at the London club. He needs to play regular first-team football at this stage of his career, and the Red Devils are unlikely to provide him with that platform.
Leaving United permanently would be ideal for all parties involved, and West Ham will be keen to seal the transfer in the coming weeks.