West Ham may struggle to sign Jesse Lingard permanently this summer, according to Paul Robinson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one suggested Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want the 28-year-old back at Old Trafford next season.

Lingard scored on Monday night as David Moyes’s side boosted their top-four hopes with a 2-0 win over Leeds United at the London Stadium.

The attacking midfielder has contributed four goals and two assists in six appearances since arriving on loan from Manchester United.

His contract at Old Trafford is set to expire in June 2022 after the club triggered a 12-month extension in December.

When asked for his assessment of Lingard’s long-term future, Robinson told Football Insider“Jesse Lingard has fitted in so well, I was impressed with him again last night.

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“I think David Moyes will do everything in his power to sign him come the end of the season but if you are Manchester United do you let him go?

“I am sure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is watching him from a distance and thinking, ‘I want him back.’ I am not sure whether they will sell him.

“There will be big question marks over Lingard’s future at the end of the season, that’s for sure.

“He is playing regularly and enjoying his football so from the player’s point of view I presume he will want to move to West Ham permanently.”

In other news, Kevin Phillips claims West Ham may hijack Leicester City’s ‘nothing’ deal for Odsonne Edouard this summer.