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Jesse Lingard: West Ham awaiting striker’s call after Man Utd contract expires | Transfer Center News

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West Ham are still awaiting a decision from Jesse Lingard with the player set to become a free agent on Friday.

The Hammers feel they have made a good offer and are hopeful that he will sign after his departure from Manchester United.

Lingard scored nine Premier League goals in 16 starts for West Ham in a loan spell in the second half of the 2020/21 season.

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The striker officially becomes a free agent on Friday when his contract with United expires. Newcastle tried to sign Lingard in the January transfer window.

Jesse Lingard spent a successful spell on loan at West Ham in 2021
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Jesse Lingard spent a successful spell on loan at West Ham in 2021

Former United caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick dismissed criticism in May from Lingard’s brother after he failed to bid the midfielder farewell at Old Trafford against Brentford.

Gary Neville argued that Lingard did not deserve special treatment after seeing two United favourites, Bryan Robson and Steve Bruce, fired without a sentimental send-off.

Speaking on The Gary Neville Podcast, he said: “The nonsense about Jesse Lingard, look, Jesse has been in the club for a long time, he did a good job, but I saw that Bryan Robson and Steve Bruce didn’t play in their last few games and I don’t know. They realized an expulsion in cup finals.

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Gary Neville says Jesse Lingard did not have the “god-given” right to play in his last game for the club, noting that some of the club’s great players had not been on the pitch when their Old Trafford careers came to an end. .

“One of them is perhaps the best captain Manchester United have ever had and the other one is one of the best and they didn’t get that send-off, a send-off from the fans. I’m not quite sure why Jesse Lingard deserves it.” .

“I got dumped in West Brom in a toilet. At the end of the day, it doesn’t work, Jesse.”

David Moyes is looking to improve his squad ahead of a season in which West Ham will combine Premier League improvement with a first campaign in the Europa Conference League.

West Ham completed the permanent transfer of Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on a five-year deal earlier this week.

West Ham offer £30m for Chelsea striker Broja

Armando Broja spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Southampton
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Armando Broja spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Southampton

West Ham are set to bid in the region of £30m for the Chelsea striker Armando Broja.

The 20-year-old has been identified as West Ham’s main target this summer.

The club want to step up their search for the Albanian international, with his future expected to be in the hands of new owner Todd Boehly and manager Thomas Tuchel following the departure of Chelsea manager Marina Granovskaia.

Broja impressed on loan at Southampton last season, scoring nine goals in 38 appearances in all competitions, and the Saints have also been keen to sign him permanently.

Armando Broja was on loan at Southampton last season
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Armando Broja was on loan at Southampton last season

West Ham complete £30m deal with Aguerd

West Ham have completed their first signing of the summer, signing the Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd.

The Moroccan defender has signed a five-year deal with David Moyes’ Hammers, in a deal that will cost the East Londoners around £30m, including add-ons.

Aguerd is Moyes’ first foray into the transfer window as West Ham plan to improve their squad ahead of a season that will see them combine Premier League improvement with a first campaign in the Europa Conference League.

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West Ham’s new signing, Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd, says it was an easy decision for him to join the club after speaking with manager David Moyes.

“I was very excited when I found out about West Ham United’s interest,” Aguerd said. “When I found out, I knew I had to go to the Premier League, because it’s a dream for every player.

“West Ham is a historic club. I saw some of their games this year, and I saw that the fans and the atmosphere were fantastic, with bubbles! I spoke to the manager and he showed me that he was very interested, so it was easy to choose to come to the club. Westham”.

What other positions are West Ham targeting?

Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol:

David Moyes will be given spending money to further build his squad, with Mark Noble, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks and David Martin leaving at the end of their contracts.

One of the sagas of the summer will be the future of Declan Rice. West Ham have made it clear they won’t be selling him this summer, but one would think they’d find it hard to turn down an offer in the region of £100m. Rice has two years left on his contract, but West Ham have the option to extend it for another year until the summer of 2025.

They are also interested in Hull City striker Keane Lewis-Potter.

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