Former West Ham player and coaching assistant Stuart Pearce has shared this thoughts on a baffling call by a former player this summer.

Pearce worked alongside David Moyes in both the Scots spells in East London, having resigned from his position due to personal circumstances last summer after 2 successful seasons.

The loss of Pearce was certainly a blow to many however his love for the club is unquestionable, and the former England defender this week has shared his feelings on a former player who looked destined to reunite with Moyes in the summer transfer window.

Jesse Lingard had previously spent 6 months in the claret and blue in 2021, in what was a hugely successful spell with the England play maker notching 9 goals in that period, helping West Ham achieve a spot in the following seasons Europa League.

Pearce, talking to talkSPORT, couldn’t hide his disappointment in that Lingard opted for a move to Nottingham Forest instead this summer, with many questioning the motives behind the move on a 1-year deal at the City Ground.

“They haven’t won for a while,” Pearce said of Forest. “Jesse now finds himself on the bench. He came through the door at West Ham and was magnificent, really gave a different dimension to our play.

“He has a brilliant time. You make your choices in where you want to go, but I’m astounded. I would have been desperate to get to work and play for David Moyes again.”

It certainly was a long drawn out of ‘will he, wont he’ for many many months, and although the decision was indeed baffling at the time, West Ham have very much moved on from the affair.

The club instead broke the club record fee on playmaker Lucas Paqueta from Lyon, with the Brazilian really starting to show his qualities as he adapts to the Premier League, having provided assists in his last 2 appearances for our Hammers.