West Ham waiting on Lingard call ahead of Man Utd release

West Ham waiting on Lingard call ahead of Man Utd release

West Ham are still waiting on a decision from Jesse Lingard with the player set to become a free agent on Friday.

The Hammers feel they have made a good offer and remain hopeful he will sign following his release from Manchester United.

Lingard scored nine Premier League goals in 16 starts for West Ham in a loan spell in the second half of the 2020/21 season.

The forward officially becomes a free agent on Friday when his United contract expires. Newcastle tried to sign Lingard in the January transfer window

Former interim United manager Ralf Rangnick dismissed criticism in May from Lingard's brother after he failed to give the midfielder an Old Trafford farewell against Brentford.

Gary Neville argued Lingard did not deserve special treatment after he watched two United favourites, Bryan Robson and Steve Bruce, sent on their way without a sentimental send-off.

Speaking on The Gary Neville Podcast, he said: "The nonsense over Jesse Lingard, look, Jesse's been at the club a long time, done a good job, but I saw Bryan Robson and Steve Bruce not play in their last games and not get a send-off in cup finals.