Sport West Ham do want to sign Jesse Lingard from Man United
Lingard says family agony left him feeling like games passed him by
England international Lingard stepped up to take responsibility for his brother and sister due to his mother's depression, during a testing period which took a heavy toll on his performances. But the England international has since enjoyed a rich vein of form after moving on loan from Manchester United - and admitted that speaking out was 'such a relief'. © Provided by Daily Mail Jesse Lingard has revealed how his family turmoil left him feeling like matches passed him by He exclusively told beIN Sports: 'It was really tough.
West Ham are set to launch a permanent move for Jesse Lingard - but there are emerging concerns over how much Manchester United will demand for the England international.
There is optimism at the London Stadium that they can pull off a successful swoop for Lingard, who has been a revelation since joining on loan in January.
The 28-year-old is known to have fully enjoyed his switch to London and there is encouragement at West Ham that he will give serious consideration to staying beyond this season.
The forward has been sensational since joining on loan in January, scoring six goals in eight games and assisting four times.
Jesse Lingard returns to Manchester for a night out
Sporting a smart bomber jacket over slim fitting jeans and trainers, Lingard, 28, looked relaxed as he exited the Spinningfields eatery some 90 minutes after Rashford. © Provided by Daily Mail The old stomping ground: Jesse Lingard was back in his native Manchester on Monday after inspiring West Ham United to another Premier League victory The pair appeared to be making the most of England's newly relaxed lockdown by socialising in the restaurant's open-air rooftop bar and eating area.
His displays have earned him an England recall, with Lingard now a serious contender to be part of Gareth Southgate's Euros squad.
West Ham are understandably keen to tie up a permanent deal for the 28-year-old given his huge impact.
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No talks over the possibility of a full time move for Lingard have taken place between the Hammers and United as of yet - but the London club are keen to address the issue before the end of the season.
However, there are emerging concerns with regards to the price tag United will set for Lingard given his brilliant performances so far.
West Ham did not secure an option to buy when negotiating the loan deal for Lingard and there are understandable fears that United will drive the price up.
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Lingard is currently on loan at the Hammers where he has scored six goals and registered four assists for the east Londoners - including one strike against the Gunners in March. West Ham are set to try and bring Lingard in on a permanent deal when his loan spell ends but Manchester United will command a high price given the 28-year-old's recent displays.
Similarly, there is also likely to be rival interest in Lingard ahead of next season which will likely add a further complication to West Ham's pursuit.
Wolves, Tottenham, Newcastle and Arsenal were among the clubs that considered moves for Lingard in January while others will have been alerted to his Sterling performances.
The United academy graduate will enter the final 12 months of his contract this summer and there seems little hope of him extending his deal at Old Trafford, meaning the club will likely look to sell Lingard to avoid losing him for nothing.
But United are still expected to ask for a significant sum - as much as £30million - for Lingard and will be confident of sparking a biding war given his breathtaking resurgence this season.
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Lingard, who was key to England's run to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, played in all three matches last month and impressed, boosting his chances of a place in the final 23-man squad.Lingard has been superb since joining West Ham on loan from Manchester United in the January transfer window and his form earned him a place in Gareth Southgate's squad for last month's three World Cup qualifiers.