West Ham have reportedly “ruled out” signing Jesse Lingard again despite their ongoing injury crisis.
Death, taxes and Jesse Lingard – those are the three guaranteed to you as a West Ham fan. No matter what happens, it is starting to seem inevitable that the midfielder will be linked with a move back to East London every transfer window, and this January is no exception.
Back in 2021, Lingard’s loan spell spearheaded West Ham’s push for European football and was, arguably, the best player in the league. When his loan came to an end, the player decided to try and fight for his place in the Manchester United squad but he never got much of a chance to prove himself. The following January the player once again turned down the chance of rejoining the Hammers.
By the time Summer of 2022 came around, his contract expired and he was still wanted by David Moyes. Shockingly, he decided to join Nottingham Forest instead as he “felt the most love” from them. Fast forward a year and Lingard was back training with West Ham to build fitness, after an abysmal season with Forest, with a real possibility of getting a contract. Without the club’s knowledge though, he flew to Saudi Arabia for an ultimately unsuccessful trial.
That makes it four times that the once beloved player has messed the Irons about. However, ExWHUEmployee revealed that there could be more drama from him still, with the player and his agent considering whether they should plead their case amidst David Moyes’ injury crisis.
Fortunately, the Daily Mail reports that it is unlikely the club will be foolish enough to give him another chance. They believe that the Hammers will instead try to bring in the likes of Jack Clarke and Steven Bergwijn instead to get them through this worrying crisis.
While Lingard does not really deserve a chance to make amends, if the club fail to make any signings then they may have to reconsider their stance. But, even if you ignore how he has treated West Ham, he has been without a club since the end of last season and, even before that, he has barely played since he left the London Stadium.
Our Irons may not be interested right now, but things could change very quickly. If things get desperate then it would not be a surprise if Moyes becomes more open to hearing what Lingard has to say.
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