January 11, 2024

A close aide to David Sullivan has suggested that West Ham might re-sign former player Jesse Lingard at no cost.


The January transfer window and desperation are seldom a good mix.


But West Ham will become increasingly desperate as the injuries pile up and the window clock runs out.


The prospect of Jesse Lingard playing at the London Stadium again is so desperately wanted.


Hugh Southon thinks that of Hugh and Claret.


David Sullivan’s close friend has suggested that West Ham might re-sign former star Lingard this month at no cost.


For the past 18 months, the former Hammers loan star has hardly touched a ball. Additionally, he has been working out in Dubai this week with Pablo Fornals, a midfielder for West Ham, in an effort to maintain his condition.


A reporter close to Sullivan raises the prospect of Lingard

That was always going to fuel speculation that Lingard, whose summertime stay with the team ended in a short-term contract, could finally return to West Ham.


A lot of West Ham supporters are sick of hearing about Lingard.


However, Southon has noted that Mohammed Kudus’s absence from the AFCON till next month, combined with the injuries to Jarrod Bowen, Lucas Paqueta, and Michail Antonio, could alter the circumstances.


Last night, Southon posed the query, “Is Lingard a Hammers option?”


Although he expressed his wish that it won’t happen, he acknowledged that West Ham’s current state and their inability to make any acquisitions could indicate that he might.


Southon adds that he has inquired with his Hammers sources about the possibility of Lingard being reactivated.


West Ham United FC vs. ACF Fiorentina – UEFA Europa Conference League Final 2022/23

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“Given the increasing injury and absence crisis, is Jesse Lingard a Hammers option?” the report asks on TikTok.


“We have inquired about contacts at the club, but we have not heard back as of yet.


The photo, which was taken in Dubai, naturally features Hammer Pablo Fornals and former loanee Lingard, raising the possibility that the team is on vacation. With the club’s developing troubles, the other question—whether the Irons should contemplate making a bid for the midfielder—may be more concerning.


“If that is the case, I for one hope it doesn’t happen this time around since it didn’t happen (in the summer)! We hope that’s the case, as the club has stated they are not close to making any signings—as reported here—but Lingard would still be an inexpensive choice on a pay as you play basis.


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