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Jesse Lingard Reportedly Wants to Leave Manchester United This Summer

Mudeet Arora
Lingard wants to part ways with Man Utd this summer
Lingard wants to part ways with Man Utd this summer / Stu Forster/Getty Images
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Manchester United's on loan star Jesse Lingard has reportedly decided against returning back to Old Trafford at the end of the current season by pushing for a permanent move to West Ham United instead.

The English forward was not part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans in the initial part of the season and after playing just in the Cup games in the first half of United's season, Lingard was loaned to the Hammers in January.

Since move to London, Lingard has been in exceptional form. The 28-year-old has scored nine goals and provided four assists in just 11 games he has featured in. He has also been recalled into the England squad after showing great improvement.

And according to Eurosport, Lingard is enjoying himself so much in London that he has chosen to stay at West Ham rather than return to Old Trafford.

The outlet states, 'Jesse Lingard is almost certain to push for a permanent move from Manchester United this summer. His loan agreement with West Ham United ends after this season but it is understood his new lease of life in London is convincing him that it might be time to leave Old Trafford for good. Lingard was frustrated and unimpressed by the lack of faith Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed in him before letting him out on loan in January.'

Regarding the progress from West Ham's side in making the move permanent for Lingard, the report continues, 'West Ham have tried to accelerate a decision from United over a full-time move, given his brilliant form, but United do not want to make a decision until the summer. West Ham know he is happy at the club and are convinced that if they qualify for Europe he will be happy to explore a long stay.'

Manchester United's asking price, however, could be a stumbling block in parting ways with Lingard. Transfermarkt.com values him at just £13 million, but that is way lower than what United reportedly value him at, an amount which is believed to be closer to £30 million.

However, it has been suggested that Manchester United's keen interest in the Hammers' midfielder Declan Rice could make the deal easy to conclude.

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