Kevin Campbell insists Manchester United are the true beneficiaries of Jesse Lingard’s renewed West Ham form.
The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims serious discussions will take place regarding Lingard’s future this summer.
Lingard has been a revelation since he joined the Hammers on loan during the January transfer window, scoring nine goals in his first 10 outings for his new side.
There has been plenty of talk about Lingard’s future after his incredible improvement in 2021 with ESPN reporting that PSG, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are all interested in signing him this summer.
Campbell insists that Manchester United hold all the cards when it comes to Lingard and that the club will sell if they can’t offer him regular football.
“It all depends on when he goes back,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“He’s on an adventure at West Ham and he’s been doing great, I’m sure the people at Manchester United will be saying ‘hang on a minute, this guy is doing that over there and he’s our player, he should be doing that for us.’
“That’s the way it breaks down sometimes, he needed football. Moyes knows him, West Ham needed a lift and Lingard provided that lift.
“He’s been incredible for West Ham but he’s a Manchester United player and they need good players.
“The fact that Lingard’s got his mojo back benefits Man United more than anyone else. There will be conversations when he goes back.
“They’ll either keep him and play him or cash in but there is no point in staying at Man United if you’re not going to play.”
The Standard report that West Ham are ‘desperate’ to keep Lingard beyond this season after his excellent recent form.
West Ham’s hopes of securing a top four finish took a blow at the weekend as they lost 3-2 to Newcastle United.