Jesse Lingard ready to snub West Ham move after Solskjaer's exit
90min has suggested that Jesse Lingard is now ready to snub a move to West Ham after Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The England international, 28, has been linked with a return to the London Stadium in January, and he even dropped a hint on his Instagram page last week that suggested he wanted the move.
However, 90min report that Lingard is now hoping that he can get a chance to prove he has a long-term future at Old Trafford with the Norwegian manager gone.
The “amazing” [Rio Ferdinand, Five]attacking midfielder has constantly been linked with the Hammers since he ended his loan spell in the summer, and the rumours are not likely to go away anytime soon.
With around six months left on his deal, Lingard is set to become a free agent at the end of the campaign, and he is firmly in control of his future.
Having not started a Premier League game this term, he would have been plotting another temporary exit ahead of January, but Solskjaer’s exit could change that.
He will be keen to prove that he deserves more chances than the former boss gave him, and while he can definitely still turn his fortunes around at Old Trafford, he could end up making a huge mistake if nothing changes after January.
The winter transfer window is a chance for him to return to West Ham where he will always be guaranteed playing time.
With Said Benrahma heading to the Africa Cup of Nations in January, Lingard would be a perfect addition to David Moyes’ attack.
It appears he is willing to take a gamble again as he did in the summer after opting against joining the Irons, and he needs to give this a serious thought.
In other West Ham news, an amazing attacker is making personal arrangements for Hammers switch in January.