Manchester United are finally closing in on signing Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, however, the English attacker’s impending Old Trafford arrival could signal at least one exit.
That’s according to a recent report from the Evening Standard, who claim Sancho’s proposed arrival will see current midfielder Jesse Lingard seal a permanent transfer to West Ham.
Lingard spent the second half of last season on loan with the Hammers.
In what was a hugely successful six-month loan spell, Lingard reignited his career by way of nine goals and five assists in just 16 matches.
However, despite showing some of his best form last season, it is looking increasingly more likely that Lingard’s long-term future lies away from Old Trafford.
The Evening Standard claim that should Sancho seal his dream move to United this summer, Lingard will be pushed further out the door, with the Hammers poised to turn his recent loan move into a permanent one.
However, despite this, it has also been noted that West Ham is not expected to move ‘quickly’ during this summer’s transfer window – largely due to the fact manager Moyes is working as a UEFA technical advisor during this summer’s Euros.