Jesse Lingard’s proposed contract talks with Manchester United have collapsed, leaving West Ham in a good position to sign him.
The Times report that the 28-year-old has no intention of entering into negotiations again after the Red Devils offered him a new deal on lower wages than his current contract.
Therefore, it seems certain that the England international will leave Old Trafford for free next summer.
However, he is said to be considering asking to leave the club on loan in January, and if he is allowed to do that, the Irons have to be all over that deal.
Remember the impact that he had at the London Stadium last season on loan and just think about what he could do this time around.
He would maybe face more competition to get in the squad, but he found a place to express himself, and he can do that again.
Then in the summer, when his contract expires, the Irons can pick him up on a free transfer.
This seems like it would be the ideal deal for the Hammers, and if they can convince the Red Devils to let him out on loan, that would be great.
However, given that the Hammers are well in the race for the top four, could Manchester United decide to send Lingard elsewhere and deny one of their rivals?
Well, that is certainly a possibility, but if Lingard wants to move to the London Stadium, then the Red Devils should let him.
He has been a loyal servant to Manchester United, and the least they could do in return would be to allow him to reunite with David Moyes.
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