David Moyes wants certain guarantees, before offering Jesse Lingard a contract with West Ham

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Jesse Lingard, a free agent, has been working out with West Ham for a few weeks in an effort to land a contract with the east London club. Now it seems like he might be close to achieving what he wants. But the Hammers manager, David Moyes, is waiting for confirmations before he approves any deal.

David Moyes is hedging his bets following what was possibly a bad season for the player at Nottingham Forest.

If Lingard is to don the claret and blue once more, he will undoubtedly need to demonstrate that he still possesses the ability to impact games the way he did two years ago. Lingard is not the same player who had a standout loan season at the London Stadium back in 2021.

The Daily Mail reports that if any deal is put on the table, it will reportedly be an incentive-based deal for the season. David Moyes needs to be persuaded of the player’s dedication to the team. Especially, after considering how well the Hammers have started the 2023–24 Premier League season.

In this manner, the club benefits in both ways. As a result, Lingard needs to give his all-out effort every single week. West Ham will have another valuable asset on their books if he can even come close to the player he was in 2021.

David Moyes wants to be sure about Jesse Lingard’s commitment

After departing Nottingham Forest at the end of the previous season, Lingard is still a free agent. After joining Steve Cooper’s team on a one-year deal, the 30-year-old had a miserable time at the City Ground. In 17 Premier League games for Forest, Lingard failed to net a goal or provide an assist. Since January, the midfielder has only made three league appearances, two of which were as substitutes.

Lingard turned down a more lucrative offer from David Moyes’ West Ham last summer in favour of joining Forest. Lingard was thought to have received a weekly salary of £200,000 from West Ham. Due to this, there was a heated match between the two teams in August of 2017 at the City Ground. During the match, Hammers fans threw phoney £50 notes at Lingard.

Previously, in the second half of the 2020–21 season, Lingard shone while on loan from Manchester United to West Ham. The attacking midfielder was outstanding when playing for the London Stadium, contributing nine goals and five assists in just 16 appearances.

However, David Moyes wants to discuss Lingard’s commitment with him before West Ham submits the bid. Before bringing the Englishman back to East London, the manager wants to make sure that he is prepared to put in the work and compete for a starting position.

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