By Beck Pascal

23rd May, 2022 | 10:30am

View: West Ham United need to give up on pursuit of Jesse Lingard

West Ham United need to give up on their pursuit of free agent Jesse Lingard after recent reports by the Daily Mail – he clearly does not want to join.

The Hammers have made an offer to the 29-year-old as they look to get the drop on their competitors for a summer move. 

David Moyes has wasted no time in making his move for the England international with a host of clubs expected to be in for him in the summer. 

However, you could argue that the Scot has already wasted his time because Lingard is very unlikely to come back to the London Stadium and these tedious, continuous speculations need to stop.

Give up. 

If the former Hammer wanted to return to the club – he would have made that very clear amid the many efforts West Ham have made to bring him back. 

He had an excellent loan spell with them last season but made the decision to stay at Manchester United and fight for his place rather than stay in east London. 

It is safe to say that was a huge mistake with the 29-year-old very quickly falling out of favour which resulted in him trying to force a move in January. 

Again, the Irons expressed their interest to little effect and have once again expressed it again ahead of the summer window. 

This is very boring and very desperate from the Hammers because he hasn’t shown any clear signs that he would like to come back.

Lingard had a good spell in claret & blue a little while back but a lot has changed since then and they need to be looking for better, younger players. 

At 29, he is definitely passed his best and signing a player who isn’t going to develop and progress with the club in the long-term is a huge mistake as the Irons look to build on a great season.

In other West Ham news, Martin Samuel has responded to the latest West Ham London Stadium developments dubbing it the “deal of the century”.

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