West Ham United have started talks with outgoing Manchester United midfielder Jess Lingard.
The 29-year-old is leaving the club at the end of the month after having been tied to the team since joining the academy at the age of seven.
It was a disappointing end to a player’s career at United after promises were broken, including little time to play towards the end of his contract.
Many fans believed he was going to get a second chance at the club after impressing West Ham on loan last season.
According to The Athletic, the same club is very interested in signing him up for a free transfer.
Negotiations are currently only in the early stages and the Englishman is looking for a new club with lots of offers from abroad and England.
Former Man United manager David Moyes has been doing great with West Ham as he has seen them compete in European venues in recent seasons.
The London club secured Europa Conference League football to secure continental football for the second consecutive season.
While on loan from Hammers, Lingard scored nine league goals in 16 appearances during his six-month stay.
He played a key role in their journey to the Europa League and the team reached the semi-finals.
The Daily Mail reports that further talks have taken place between Lingard and West Ham and a meeting seems likely at this stage.
The facility also reports that it is a key target for David Moyes, who was impressed with how it operated during the loan period.
Lingard’s steady transfer to London will be seen as a great move, but United should not be happy with it.
Lingard will have plenty of opportunities to score against his former club and a return to the Premier League is expected at this stage.