West Ham boss David Moyes has expressed his desire to sign loanee Jesse Lingard on a permanent basis when his loan deal ends.
Lingard has been outstanding for The Hammers since joining on loan from Manchester United in January scoring four and assisting twice in six league appearances.
His future at Old Trafford still looks bleak even though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Lingard to return to Manchester United.
But David Moyes believes that West Ham’s climb to fifth position in the Premier League will attract several good players of which Lingard could be one.
“I hope we’re going to be in a position to attract many players in the future, because of our league position, because we’re a club with stature, we’re in London, we have 60,000-plus stadium which will be full every week. I think all those things go in our favour.” Moyes said.
“Jesse wanted to come here, right from the start. When I was talking to him he wanted ttu come to West Ham. He saw it as a really good place for him. I think he’ll have seen what we’re trying to do.
“He’s joined a good group of players as well. We’ve got international players and I’m hoping we can add to that in the coming transfer window. The job is to try to add to that.
“But I would hope Jesse sees this as a good place if it’s possible to be done, and if we think that we want to do it at the end of the season.”
West Ham travels to Old Trafford on Sunday without Lingard due to terms in his loan deal.