By Alan Hutton

20th Aug, 2021 | 1:00pm

Hutton predicts 'something special' from Lingard after West Ham move update

David Moyes will be “desperate” to bring Jesse Lingard back to West Ham after his successful loan at the club last season.

So says former Scotland defender Alan Hutton, who was speaking exclusively to Football Insider.

The Express reported on Tuesday (August 17th) that West Ham are ready to bid again for the Manchester United attacker.

The newspaper claims that the Red Devils have set an asking price of just £20million for Lingard.

As such, Hutton joked that West Ham would happily pay twice that in order to capture the man who inspired their charge to Europa League football via a sixth-place league finish.

He told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge: “After the season he had last season – I think West Ham would pay double that!”

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“I think he showed everybody how good he could be – which was the main objective of that loan move.

“He was unlucky to miss out on the Euros squad after those performances.

“David Moyes will be desperate to bring him in, he gives West Ham that ‘something special’ in the top half of the pitch.

“It looks like his days are numbered at Man United – he’s not going to force his way into that team.

“For him to move to a team that he knows well and has performed well with, and a manager that trusts him would be a great move and £20m would be a great deal.

Lingard was loaned to the London Stadium in January, scoring nine goals and making five assists in 16 games.

Despite an arduous season ahead, David Moyes has made just two summer signings.

Alphonse Areola and Craig Dawson have both joined to bolster the ranks of the East London side.

In other news, this pundit has backed West Ham target Kourtney Hause to be a ‘superstar’.