West Ham United told to make approach for £30m Man Utd playmaker

By | April 18, 2021

Former Premier League forward Darren Bent has urged West Ham to sign Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard for a ‘bargain’ sum of £30m in the summer.

The 28-year-old star joined the Hammers from the Red Devils on loan in January and has been an absolute revelation for his current team.

In nine Premier League appearances since moving to East London, Jesse has netted eight goals and assisted another three to become one of the division’s most in-form players.

David Moyes has been credited in getting the star his confidence back, and per The Athletic, it is highly likely he’ll be sold in the summer.

For that reason, Darren urged the club to sign him outright. On talkSPORT Breakfast, the ex-England international said:

“I don’t think £30m is that much because you’re now seeing teams buying players from the Championship for that much.

“With him [Lingard] you’re talking about a proven international who’s won big trophies at a big club. I think at that price he’s a bargain.”

Elsewhere, Real Madrid are allegedly planning to offload a host of first-team players, including Manchester United target Raphael Varane, this summer.

His contract at the Bernabeu is due to expire in 2022, and a recent report claimed that the Old Trafford outfit are in advanced discussions to sign the centre-back.