West Ham United have been linked with a move for Lille midfielder Jonathan Bamba.
Bamba has been identified as an alternative to the 28-year-old attacking midfielder.
Lingard was on loan at West Ham during the second half of last season and was a massive hit for the London club.
Bamba was impressive with Lille last year, bagging seven goals and 11 assists across all competitions.
Lille are demanding around £25 million for a player who is also being targeted by Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen.
West Ham need to add more goals to their midfield, and Bamba could prove to be a superb acquisition.
The 25-year-old has the ability to replace Lingard’s attacking output, with his pace and flair on a par with the United man.
The reported asking price could look like a bargain if Bamba adapts to English football. He is also likely to demand a lower salary than Lingard.
He has the potential to succeed in the Premier League and justify his asking price in the long run.