Moyes could make surprise January move for attacker who turned his back on West Ham

It wouldn’t be a surprise if David Moyes tried to sign Jesse Lingard during the January transfer window.

That’s according to a club insider, who goes by the name ‘ExWHUEmployee’, who suggested the Hammers could once again try to lure the former Man United midfielder to the London Stadium.

Lingard, 29, spent the second half of last season on loan with the Hammers and enjoyed a highly successful spell that saw him contribute directly to 14 goals in just 16 appearances, in all competitions.

Despite leaving the Red Devils at the end of last season and the Hammers being favorites to bring him back on a permanent deal, talks seemed to fall apart after Steve Cooper’s newly promoted Nottingham Forest swooped in and convinced the player. 29 years old. age to join his project in his place.

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However, since joining the Reds, Lingard has endured a slump that has so far prevented him from registering a single goal or assist in his first 12 games.

Clearly a candidate to move on before his contract expires at the end of the season, ‘ExWHUEmployee’ thinks the Hammers could try their luck again.

However, the good news for Moyes is that Nottingham Forest are apparently considering terminating Jesse Lingard’s contract. [and] that they might actually be ready to let him go on a free transfer in January,” the source told ‘The West Ham Way’ podcast.

“Obviously he’s only on a one-year deal anyway and he’s got big salaries and they’re not playing him, so there’s actually talk that they might let him go on a free transfer in January.

“Now, I’m not suggesting that David Moyes go for it. And I have no evidence other than intuition, but I wouldn’t be surprised, and I don’t think he goes over very well with West Ham fans. But it will be interesting to see how that situation plays out.”

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