According to a source, Jesse Lingard is apprehensive of West Ham’s financial situation and will only join them as a last choice.
After being released by Manchester United, where he spent his whole junior and senior career, Toffees boss Frank Lampard wants to sign Lingard.
Lingard feels a strong start to the 2022–23 season might help him get back into Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate’s plans before the 2022 World Cup after only making 16 Premier League appearances the previous season.
Since Lingard lives in the north-west, Everton would be an easy decision, but Tottenham, West Ham, and Newcastle are all interested. According to The Sun, the 29-year-old would not transfer to Goodison Park until he is in a terrible situation.
According to the source, Lingard is wary of joining a struggling organization, which would rule out Everton given their £300 million three-year deficit.
Richarlison, a playmaker, was eventually sold by Lampard to Tottenham for £60 million on Friday in an effort to avoid facing financial fair play sanctions.
Fans who witnessed Lampard’s team secure their Premier League spot in their last home game of the season were even more incensed by the £121 million yearly deficit revealed in the club’s annual report released in March.
When he joined the club on Saturday, former Burnley defender James Tarkowski stated he was impressed by Everton and Lampard’s ambition, but Lingard is reportedly unlikely to follow suit.
During the second part of the 2020–21 campaign, Lingard shone while playing on loan for West Ham, scoring nine goals in Premier League games.
Since participating in a World Cup qualifying match against Andorra in October of that year, he has not appeared for England.
Antonio Conte, the manager of Tottenham, is rumored to be interested in Lingard because he wants to bolster the English contingent in his lineup.
Following their acquisition by a Saudi-backed group in October 2021 and their successful end to the previous season, Newcastle is likewise in a great position to recruit.