LINGARD SET TO HOLD CRUNCH TALKS WITH SOLKSJÆR
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is set to hold crunch talks with manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær after returning to the club from his loan spell at West Ham United last season. The midfielder was sent to West Ham on loan during the second half of last season and he spent the rest of the campaign under David Moyes at Upton Park.
Upon signing for the Hammers, Lingard became a whole new different player for the London club. He enjoyed an upturn and resurgence in form that saw him become one of the key members of the squad. With his goals and assists, he also established himself as one of the key elements of the driving force that saw West Ham almost finish the season in the top four. The club were only able to finish in the sixth position and will therefore play European football next season after securing a Europa League spot.
Lingard's fine form began to send signals to several clubs both in the Premier League and abroad and he continued to have suitors lining up to get his signature. West Ham were also said to have shown interest in signing the Red Devils youth academy product and have been tipped to make a move for the player.
It was reported that West Ham were going to submit an offer for Lingard to United toward the end of the previous campaign but even after the bid was submitted, the Red Devils rejected the offer and demanded a higher figure. The bid West Ham reportedly tabled was around £15 million, but United are said to be keen if getting a figure close to £30 million.
United are now waiting for another offer from West Ham and would be willing to do business if they get an offer that will be convincing enough for them to part ways with the England international midfielder.