By Dean White

26th Jun, 2022 | 4:06pm

West Ham United table offer to representatives of Jesse Lingard as Dharmesh Sheth shares what David Moyes said

West Ham have made an offer to Jesse Lingard’s representatives as they aim to re-sign the forward on a free transfer, according to Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

Lingard, 29, is set to leave Manchester United and become a free agent on 1 July when his contract at Old Trafford expires.

The England international half a season on loan at the London Stadium in 2020/21 and Sheth says that a move has been made to take him back to the capital.

Speaking in a video clip on Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre on Sunday (26 June, 01:58pm), Sheth said: “We’re told today that West Ham have actually made an offer to Jesse Lingard’s representatives about signing him on a free transfer.

“They are thought to be ‘hopeful’ – that’s the word that’s being given to me – that a deal can be agreed.

“Lingard will, of course, officially become a free agent on 1 July. That’s when his Manchester United contract is up.

“But there’s no surprise West Ham United are interested.

“Whenever I’ve been to a news conference with David Moyes, particularly in a transfer window, he’s always asked the question, ‘Jesse Lingard, would you be interested if he was available?’.

“And every time, he said, ‘look how well he did for us, of course we’d be interested but he’s a Manchester United player’.

“In a few days’ time, he won’t be.”

Should we bring him back?

Lingard straight up rejected us last year.

Moyes gave the Man United outcast a chance that he wasn’t getting at Old Trafford and as a result, he managed to get his way back into the England team.

In those few months Lingard was at West Ham, he was one of the best-performing players in the Premier League, putting in man-of-the-match shifts in almost every game and getting plenty of goals and assists to boot.

And when that loan ended, we tried signing him and he was deluded enough to think that he’d be better off staying at Man United and trying to get his way into their squad.

A lot of West Ham fans are bound to take issue in the fact that Lingard snubbed us last year in order to spend another season sat on the fringes of the Man United squad.

They’d just signed Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo and he really thought he’d be better off sticking it out in Manchester than joining a club that gave him a chance and a manager who clearly knows how to get the best out of him?

Lingard’s a good player and if we do sign him, we will be happy.

But he can’t just come back here and expect to be treated as though it’s the second coming of Christ.

He’s going to have to earn the plaudits once more.