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David Moyes and Lingard: A West Ham Reunion on the Cards?

Lingard’s Hammers Return: A Walk Down Memory Lane

Jesse Lingard, having previously dazzled the terraces of the London Stadium, might just be poised for an encore at West Ham United. While whispers had connected the seasoned attacking midfielder with sunnier shores in the MLS, notably with Inter Miami, it seems the allure of Premier League football still reigns supreme for him report Express.

A Flashback to Lingard’s London Sojourn

Lingard’s bond with West Ham isn’t a tale from ancient times. Just in 2021, during a fleeting six-month stint on loan from Manchester United, he became a talismanic figure for the Hammers. In just 16 outings, he etched his name on the scoresheet nine times and further crafted five assists. That kind of firepower in a side’s attacking arsenal is simply invaluable.

David Moyes: The Common Link

It’s fascinating to witness Lingard’s unique synergy with David Moyes. Their paths first crossed at Manchester United, during a season that, while difficult for Moyes, saw Lingard’s potential flourish. Despite the overarching gloom of the 2013/14 campaign, Lingard boasted an impressive 26 goal contributions in 39 fixtures, all under the watchful gaze of the Scottish maestro.

The MLS Mirage

Amidst the summer buzz, footage surfaced of Lingard fine-tuning his craft at Inter Miami’s establishment. And while the spectacle of his training drills was captivating, attention swiftly shifted to the majestic Lionel Messi’s move to the MLS. The Argentinian maestro, after a Parisian chapter, chose to script his next act in Beckham’s ambitious project.

However, as Messi’s stardom rises in the United States, Lingard’s MLS dream seems to wane. Now, the Englishman is once again within the confines of the West Ham setup, perhaps hinting at a longer stay.

Lingard’s Journey: A Mixed Bag

Post his West Ham spell, Lingard’s journey took him to Nottingham Forest. Yet, a combination of a hamstring niggle and a challenging run saw him net only twice and craft two assists in 20 appearances.

West Ham’s Ambition

With the triumphant echoes of their UEFA Europa Conference League victory still resonating and a midfield void possibly emerging — considering Rice’s departure to Arsenal and Lucas Paqueta’s speculated Manchester City move — Lingard’s return could be perfectly timed.

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