West Ham forward Jesse Lingard scored his third goal in four games to help the Hammers secure a vital 2-1 win over Tottenham in the London derby yesterday afternoon.
Since joining from Manchester United on loan last month, the 28-year-old has been in excellent form, and Irons supporters have been calling on the club to sign him on a permanent basis. However, supporters from his parent club have also weighed in on the debate:
Sign him up #Hammers
— Z . LUCIANO🇫🇷 (@Zeddaces) February 21, 2021
He's our lad…keep it up❤️
— Utkarsh Patil (@ParkerToonix) February 21, 2021
What a guy! Please stay 🙏🏽⚒️
— Gavin McKenna (@reacheverygen) February 21, 2021
Look after him until he comes home ❤ pic.twitter.com/N0BYh0q9op
— Mathew Midgley (@MathewMidgley) February 21, 2021
— Lauren⚒ (@lozza3man) February 21, 2021
We would want 30M for him in the summer. Or we will give you 25M plus Jesse for Declan
— Shiv_MUFC🔴💫 (@Shivam_MUFC) February 21, 2021
West ham should consider keeping him permanently
— Tyler (@TylerDub93) February 21, 2021
Thank you! That would be 60million.
— Feel_the_hit (@OleSexual21) February 21, 2021
It’s disappointing that West Ham weren’t able to secure a purchase option on Lingard before he signed for the club in the January transfer window. However, he will only have a year remaining on his contract in the summer so if he is sold by the Red Devils, they won’t be able to ask for a significant fee.
The main concern, though, will be if Lingard does so well that United decide to keep the England international and offer him first-team football next season.