Campbell in awe of 'incredible' Lingard after 'big' West Ham update via Sky
Kevin Campbell has claimed it would be a “big blow” to West Ham if they cannot re-sign Jesse Lingard in some capacity this season.
However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker is unsurprised to see the Irons struggling to re-sign the 28-year-old given his “incredible” spell at the London Stadium last season.
West Ham made Lingard their top target heading into the summer transfer market after a four-month loan spell which yielded nine goals and five assists.
However, according to Sky Sports (August 2nd), the London club believe they only have a 10 per cent chance of re-signing the attacking midfielder from Manchester United.
It comes after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed Lingard is in his plans for the 2021-22 campaign.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his reaction to the news, Campbell said:
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“It is a big blow but they cannot have too many complaints because at the end of the day he was never West Ham’s player.
“It is always a difficult one when you bring a player in on loan, with no option to buy, and then do so well. Let’s be honest, Lingard was incredible in that second half of the season so it’s no wonder Man United are reluctant to let him go.
“There is always a chance of the parent club saying, ‘We’ll keep him.’ Or saying, ‘We want more money now.’ It is a very difficult one.
“Lingard is a quality, young player though and I’m sure wherever he is next season he will get minutes.”