West Ham unlikely to make move for £55m Jesse Lingard permanent.


West Ham unlikely to make move for £55m Jesse Lingard permanent.

Immediate impact at West Ham

Jesse Lingard has had quite the six months. Failing to appear in the red of Manchester United following the success of Bruno Fernandes, he was loaned to West Ham. He has since contributed nine goals and four assists in his 13 games for the Hammers, propelling them into European contention in the process.

Most importantly, Lingard looks as if he is enjoying his football once more, playing with freedom and a smile on his face. After a tough period at Manchester United as he battled his own mental health and supported his mother as she fought depression, 2021 is proving to be far better for the 28-year-old.

 

However, that smile may disappear quickly if the reports in the Daily Mail that West Ham will be unable to sign him permanently turn out to be true. Like all Premier League clubs, West Ham have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic and posted losses of £65 million last season.

Hefty demands and high asking price

The 28 year old forward, whose form has seen him return to the England squad ahead of the European Championships this summer, is rumoured to want a four-year deal worth £100,000 per week, tying Lingard to the Hammers until he is 32 for a princely £20.8 million outlay on wages alone.

Add to this figure the rumoured £30m asking price that Manchester United have set on Lingard’s head, as well as any incentives or agent fees, and the total figure could end up around £55 million all-in, which would be difficult for West Ham to bear despite the blistering form that Lingard has shown.

West Ham unlikely to make move for £55m Jesse Lingard permanent.

West Ham United’s English midfielder Jesse Lingard (3rd L) and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Portuguese midfielder Pedro Neto (C) clash after the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on April 5, 2021. – West Ham won the game 3-2. –

Could Rice sale fund Lingard move? 

Declan Rice and Lingard have struck up a strong bromance since Lingard joined the Hammers, with the pair inseparable off the pitch and telepathic on it. 22-year-old Rice is one of England’s brightest midfield prospects, and that has not gone unnoticed by bigger clubs.

Chelsea were rumoured to have been interested in bringing Rice to Stamford Bridge last summer, although that has since cooled with the departure of Frank Lampard. Interest remains high, however, as both Manchester United and Manchester City have reportedly expressed their desire to sign the elegant midfielder.

Valued at £54 million according to Transfermarkt, the sale of Rice could help West Ham fund a move for Jesse Lingard this summer if they were to miss out on Champions League football.

The Hammers currently sit five points behind fourth-placed Leicester City with three games to play, and they travel to Brighton and West Bromwich Albion before hosting Southampton on the final day of the season.

Even if they were to win all three games, they would need to rely on results to go their way, with Liverpool needing to drop points as well as Leicester City, meaning that in the best case scenario they are likely to find themselves in the Europa League next season.

David Moyes

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Bet365 Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Whilst this would still represent a massive overachievement for a side that only just escaped relegation last season, it may not be enough financial relief to support an expensive move for Jesse Lingard, meaning that West Ham may need to look elsewhere for creativity going into next season.

Read more:

West Ham’s stance on permanent Jesse Lingard deal revealed

Manchester United could hand West Ham loanee Jesse Lingard new deal

 


This article was edited by
Tom Canton.

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