West Ham has ‘no chance’ of signing a permanent contract with Manchester United star Jesse Lingard this summer, in Simon Jordan’s opinion.
The former Crystal Palace chairman is somewhat of a talkSPORT expert these days, and has weighed in on the 28-year-old’s future.
In an interview with the radio station yesterday, Jordan said the Hammers lack the financial strength to get United to allow Lingard to leave for good.
“No chance. I just don’t see where there’s a parallel universe where they’re going to bring Lingard to West Ham or they’re going to shift the economy from the Lingard Accord to West Ham,” he said.
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“What West Ham has achieved is putting Lingard back on the map, giving Lingard a stage where he can play at the level he is clearly capable of.
“All that will do is increase the financial implications of having it in the first place. If Lingard wants to join West Ham on a permanent basis, what Manchester United will say is: ‘It’s great, you can go if you want, it’s £ 60million’. So maybe it will be 30 or 40 million pounds.“
Lingard is thriving at London Stadium, scoring six goals and adding four assists in just eight games for West Ham, while on the sidelines at Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old has spent his entire professional career under contract with Man United and he could use his performances this season as a springboard into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans, if he doesn’t push for a permanent move.