By Joe Ellis

12th May, 2022 | 9:40pm

West Ham United move for Jesse Lingard reliant on lower wage demands

West Ham United still have an interest in bringing Jesse Lingard back to the London Stadium but he will need to lower his demands for it to happen.

According to Claret and Hugh, The 29-year-old Manchester United attacker has already rejected a £150,000 per week deal at Old Trafford but neither the Hammers nor transfer rivals Newcastle United would be willing to go any higher than that.

The England international has also supposedly demanded a £10million signing on fee with whoever he joins next and that could be with a team abroad if no Premier League side is able to offer what he is demanding.

“Jesse is running out of options – certainly in the Premier League,” a source told Claret and Hugh. “The lads here think he could end up abroad.

“There is talk AC Milan and Juventus might take a punt, but it will have to be clubs of that standing for him to consider quitting England.”

No thanks

Lingard had a superb half a season with us last season and his contributions to our Europa League-qualifying campaign will not be forgotten in a hurry around these parts.

But West Ham is a team that is trying to move forward in the footballing world and that plan can’t really include someone from the past.

He’s gone back to Manchester United and spent all season sitting on his backside on the Old Trafford bench, sometimes not even making the squad, and now he’s nearing 30 years of age.

The big three-zero is often a dreaded number in the sporting world as age begins to catch up with some players and their sharpness starts to diminish.

Moyes has the budget available to him to go and get a much younger and better attacking midfielder if that is what he truly desires and he really needs to avoid splashing so much in wages on someone who will be over the cliff in a year or two anyway.

In other West Ham news, Declan Rice could be set to receive an eye-watering new offer worth over £120million.

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