April 21, 2021

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West Ham vow to do ‘whatever it takes’ to sign Jesse Lingard as Manchester United seek £30m for England midfielder

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Jesse Lingard is valued at £30m (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

West Ham United have not been put off by Manchester United’s £30m asking price for Jesse Lingard, with the Hammers vowing to do ‘whatever it takes’ to sign the England international on a permanent basis.

Lingard’s hit six goals in eight appearances since moving to east London on loan for the remainder of the season in January.

The 28-year-old has barely kicked a ball for United in the last 12 months and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to get Lingard some game time ahead of the European Championships.

But while United have never lost faith in Lingard’s ability, even they have been surprised at the level of the midfielder’s performances since moving to the capital.

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Lingard has scored six goals for the Hammers in eight appearances. (Photo by Justin Tallis – Pool/Getty Images)

Those displays have earned Lingard a recall to the England squad and David Moyes has made it clear that the club want to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis this summer.

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United were willing to take around £20m for Lingard last summer but his value has rocketed with his recent displays.

Metro.co.uk understands United hope to earn around £30m through the sale of Lingard and it’s been suggested that that figure would be too high for the Hammers, particularly as the midfielder would only have a year remaining on his deal at the end of the season.

But a senior source at the Hammers told Sky Sports that the club will exhaust every avenue to sign Lingard.

‘We will do whatever it takes to sign him,’ a source told Sky Sports.

‘He’s been outstanding for us.’

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