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Moyes speaks on a permanent West Ham transfer deal for Jesse Lingard

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The Manchester United loanee has enjoyed an impressive spell in London since joining West Ham in January.

David Moyes is hopeful West Ham can convince Jesse Lingard to turn his loan deal into a permanent one at the end of the season.

Lingard joined the Hammers on a six-month loan deal in January after failing to feature for Manchester United in the Premier League. He has since scored four goals in only six appearances.

The 28-year-old’s impressive form has helped West Ham bag valuable points in their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League, leaving Moyes wanting more for next season.

“I hope we’re going to be in a position to attract many players in the future, because of our league position, because we’re a club with stature, we’re in London, we have a 60,000-plus stadium which will be full every week. I think all those things go in our favor,” said the West Ham coach as quoted by Sky Sports.

“Jesse wanted to come here, right from the start. When I was talking to him, he wanted to come to West Ham. He saw it as a really good place for him. I think he’ll have seen what we’re trying to do.

“He’s joined a good group of players as well. We’ve got international players and I’m hoping we can add to that in the coming transfer window. The job is to try to add to that.

“But I would hope Jesse sees this as a good place if it’s possible to be done, and if we think that we want to do it at the end of the season.”

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, though, has stated he expects Lingard back for next season. The Red Devils also activated a one-year extension on the midfielder’s contract recently, keeping him tied at Old Trafford until 2022.

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