By Kevin Campbell

7th Sep, 2021 | 8:06pm

West Ham told to reignite Lingard pursuit in January after insider update - Campbell

West Ham cannot accept defeat in their pursuit of Jesse Lingard in light of his performance for England, according to Kevin Campbell.

The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, urged the Irons to re-ignite their bid to sign the 28-year-old in 2022.

The Hammers were desperate to sign Lingard permanently in the window just gone but the player opted to remain at Old Trafford.

According to Irons insider exWHUemployee, family reasons were behind the attacking midfielder opting against a return to the London Stadium.

Lingard has featured just once for Man United this season but excelled on international duty on Sunday.

He grabbed two goals and an assist in England’s 4-0 win over Andorra at Wembley.

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Campbell suggested Lingard’s performance would have been bittersweet for Hammers.

“It must be tough for West Ham fans to watch him performing so well after they coveted him all summer,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

“They weren’t able to acquire him before the window closed but I don’t think this is the last we’ve heard of it. West Ham have to try and get hold of him next year.

“He is on fire right now. He is such an attacking threat and he showed that with his goals against Andorra.

“Yes, it is Andorra but you have still got to score. He took both of his goals very well, I have to say.”

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