West Ham United have officially enquired about the services of Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

Following a successful loan spell with the Hammers towards the back end of last season, West Ham have reaffirmed their long-standing interest for Lingard.

The 29-year-old winger has been frustrated with his current club Man United due to a lack of game time this season, in both domestic and European competition.

As a result of this, the England international had been dropped by the Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate for their past two national team squad selections.

Having started just two Premier League matches during the 2021/22 season, it is now thought that Lingard has made up his mind about leaving the Red Devils this summer despite the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag.

Reports suggest that he feels like he has been let down by the club over this campaign, with his contract set to expire at the end of June.

Jesse was a revelation with the Hammers during his short-term loan spell last season, scoring nine goals and producing five assists in just 16 appearances in all competitions.

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It is no secret that West Ham need to strengthen their squad ahead of next season. Despite the success of the club over the past two years, our lack of squad depth has been evident in some crucial games during the campaign.

The arrival of Jesse Lingard would be a welcome one for Hammers fans, given how well he played for the club during his previous stint at the London Stadium.

Arriving on a free transfer will most certainly benefit David Moyes and his transfer budget, and his strong relationship with the coaching staff and players makes this deal a no-brainer.

The Hammers should no doubt continue to pursue the services of Jesse Lingard this summer, but could face stiff opposition from other clubs for his signature if they don’t act quickly.