The reason why Jesse Lingard move to West Ham on deadline day collapsed has been revealed.

Lingard was heavily linked with a move out of United this summer with the Hammers being his favored destination but that didnt happen with the player having no option now but to fight for his place with the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

While United wanted the player to move so as to ease their wage bill, the Hammers reportedly refused to pay United’s £25million asking price for the player this summer.

Reports from talkSPORT indicate that the David Moyes side considered the fee for the player high and went for Nikola Vlasic to boost his attacking options.

Lingard had a superb loan spell with David Moyes’ side in the second half of last season and there was a feeling that he would fit straight into the Hammers team this season with Moyes having admitted that they wanted the player this season too.

The 28-year-old had completely fallen out of favor at Old Trafford but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having given assurance over his position at the club, it remains to be seen if he will be used in games.

Should he fail to play regularly, Lingard might find it hard to get a club when he is not on top form when the January window opens.


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