Jesse Lingard frustrated with Man Utd’s position in West Ham loan negotiations
Exclusive – West Ham have yet to agree to loan fees with Manchester United for Jesse Lingard, who is growing frustrated by the Red Devils’ reluctance to make a deal.
The 28-year-old England international has learned he is not among Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term plans at Old Trafford, although the club have opted to extend his contract until the summer of 2022.
West Ham, who currently sit fourth in the Premier League, considered a number of options ahead of this month after allowing club record signing Sebastien Haller to leave London stadium for Ajax .
The Hammers were previously considering a move for Reims-form striker Boulaye Dia, but they have chosen to prioritize signing offensive midfielder Lingard instead and hope to complete a transfer before Monday’s transfer deadline. .
To accommodate his arrival, West Ham brought forward the permanent signing of playmaker Said Benrahma from Brentford, which was initially due to end in March after the completion of medical follow-up.
The Algerian initially pledged a loan in October, and a move to Lingard would not have been possible had the deal not been finalized earlier than expected, with the two national lending places having been taken over in the Hammers team by Benrahma and Craig Dawson, whose parent club is Watford.
As it stands, West Ham has made a loan offer worth up to £ 1.5million, based on the club’s performance for the remainder of the season, with either an option or an obligation to buy Lingard. But United want more upfront fees from the Hammers, and at this point they haven’t included a buy option in their talks.
Sources confirmed to 90 mins that Lingard is extremely frustrated with United’s position and demands that he be allowed to leave so he can resurrect his career, while West Ham owner David Sullivan has spoken personally with United chief executive , Ed Woodward, Thursday, in an attempt to strike a deal.
Sam Allardyce also made an offer to loan Lingard to ailing West Bromwich Albion earlier this month, but the Baggies were turned off by United asking for around £ 2million if they would retain Premier League status.
Lingard has yet to appear in the Premier League this season and has only played 179 minutes of football for United throughout the 2020/21 campaign – making two appearances in the Carabao Cup, as well as in the third round victory of the FA Cup against Watford.
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