Glen Johnson has urged Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard to snub a move to Newcastle and join West Ham instead.
The England international thrived under David Moyes when he moved to the London Stadium on loan for the second half of last season.
Despite constant links with a permanent move in the summer, he ended up staying put at Old Trafford.
Recently, the Telegraph reported that Newcastle are also interested in signing the 28-year-old.
However, Johnson, a Sky Sports pundit, wants him to snub their interest and move to a club that can get the best out of him.
He told Betting Odds, “At West Ham we saw how much Jesse enjoyed his football and the performances he got back to. For £10million, I’m not being funny, who can you usually get for that price? You can’t get much of a player nowadays.
So if they can take him, he knows what he’s walking into, the club are doing great at the moment, he knows the team, and it’s a lot less risky a move than it is to sign for Newcastle right now.
“West Ham and Newcastle are in totally different positions at the moment but that could all quickly change with the plans Newcastle have got. But right now, with Newcastle, he doesn’t know what he’s walking into. Sometimes the grass ain’t greener.”
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Lingard, who has been labelled “unbelievable” by Andy Goldstein on talkSPORT, must surely be regretting not forcing a move to West Ham in the summer.
After enjoying such a good time under Moyes, his decision to stay surprised many neutrals.
However, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not keeping his promise and eventually losing his job, Lingard knows that he would rather be at a club that appreciates his worth.
There are no guarantees whether or not he would fit into Ralf Rangnick’s plans at Old Trafford.
He too, like Ole, would use him as a bench player whereas he deserves to be starting week in and week out.
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