Jesse Lingard appears to have confirmed that he won’t be joining West Ham on a permanent basis (for the time being at least).
The Manchester United loanee took to Instagram earlier today to thank the fans, his teammates and manager who helped make his time at the London Stadium so enjoyable:
Supporters on Twitter are not losing all hope that West Ham can keep Lingard but they are now far less optimistic that he will make the move from United this summer:
This sounds final doesn’t it?
— Julie Trudgill (@julie_trudgill) May 27, 2021
Sounds like goodbye letter to me ☹️
— Dan Rising (@DanRisingUp) May 27, 2021
Whatever happens he'll be in our folklore forever. instrumental in our successes this season and seems a top lad. Good luck my g ⚒️⚒️
— Mr.DenDenny (@strasbourg41) May 27, 2021
Cos his loan has expired, he can still come back
— Sam Lummis (@sam_lummis) May 27, 2021
Whatever he decides to do good luck to him I wish him all the best. 🙂👍🏻⚒
— And (@ANDAMA73x) May 27, 2021
I've got a feeling that he will sign on a permenant, and when he does the world will witness the greatest transfer announcement in the history of sport ⚒️
— ⚒️ (@LewiBizzle) May 27, 2021
Salute to you. All the best my friend
— JoshH (@JoshH43100532) May 27, 2021
Hmmm sounds like he may be off to new pastures 🤔⚒
— JerseyhammerReborn (@JerseyhammerR) May 27, 2021
A decision is expected to be made on Lingard’s future at Old Trafford very soon. With just a year left on his contract, the Red Devils were said to be open to selling for around £15m, with the likes of Arsenal also having been linked with the 28-year-old.
However, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may still see a future for him at the Manchester club so it will be an anxious wait to see whether he will be allowed to leave in the coming weeks.