During the last few weeks, Jesse Lingard and his West Ham have come to practically take center stage in England. And is not for less, the hammers they are currently the 4th classified in the Premier League, ranking above more powerful teams, such as Chelsea, Tottenham or Liverpool. Therefore, and with eight days to go, the dream of the Champions League is closer than ever.
Precisely, Lingard is one of the crown jewels in this resurrection of West Ham by David Moyes. The 28-year-old English footballer arrived on loan from Manchester United during the last winter market. Since then, six goals and four assists in his eight games with the elastic of the hammers. That is why, according to what has been advanced The Athletic, the Red Devils they are already rubbing their hands to, once and for all, undertake the signing of Declan Rice (MVP in the last two games for England), also a midfielder for the London team.
Manchester United, who renewed Lingard before lending him, plans to include the new English international as part of the operation to transfer Rice. The pleasant level of the extreme, and, therefore, its increase in value, It has allowed them to play a trick with which to try to lower the price of the midfielder, one of the great “weaknesses” of all the greats of the Premier League. At the time, David Moyes has already defended that they have Rice for next season, even valuing it at a value of more than 100 million euros.
Therefore, this route of “seduction” is what they want to explore -and be able to exploit- from the Manchester United board of directors. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward, on the other hand, also plan to lighten the squad with which to get large sums of money (with figures such as Juan Mata, Phil Jones or Diogo Dalot) that, in addition, allows them to increase their possibilities for the next summer market. In this way, the economic power to face the signing of Rice and see him at Old Trafford next season would be more than possible.
A profitable assignment for both parties
On the other hand, Manchester United can also achieve a more than acceptable figure for Lingard’s loan to West Ham. Ed Woodward, the executive vice president, was able to convince the hammers that they pay, at least, close to two million euros. Numbers to which we should add that they take care of 100% of the English salary and some bonuses for possible qualification for the Europa League or, even, for the Champions League. Total, some accounts that could allow Red Devils remove almost five “kilos” for a six-month assignment.