By Pranav Shahaney

30th Jul, 2021 | 9:10pm

Carlton Palmer believes West Ham will sign Jesse Lingard on loan

West Ham will sign Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard on loan, claims Carlton Palmer.

The England international spent four months on loan at West Ham last season, and the Hammers are keen on signing him permanently this summer.

Lingard has only one more year left on his deal so the Manchester outfit will be selling him only if a bid that matches their valuation of the player arrives at their doorstep. [The Daily Mirror]

Speaking to Transfer Tavern, he said, “Maybe a month into the season if he’s not featuring in any games, then maybe it’s a loan move again.

“Obviously Lingard knows David Moyes, he’s had a great time at West Ham, so if he’s not playing, I think it will be a no brainer that he will go back to West Ham on loan.”

Won’t be another loan

With one year left on his deal, Lingard would have to pen an extension and then leave on loan.

It’s unrealistic what Palmer is hinting at, and if he is to sign an extension at Old Trafford then he’s most probably staying there next season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that he sees him as part of his plans, but we believe it’s only a short-term fit until Marcus Rashford is fit and ready. [Sky Sports]

After which he’s going to be relegated to the bench which is not something we think he would want as he actually believes he can break into their first team.

With Jadon Sancho’s signing and Bruno Fernandes’ form, it’s unlikely that he starts the majority of their Premier League games next season.

Lingard is a quality player who’s now earning praises from many who had written him off previously.

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand labelled him “Amazing” in March this year. [Five]

We’re hoping that the club can strike some sort of a deal and get Lingard to the London Stadium this summer.

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