David Moyes priorities Lingard signing over move for Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma 

Jesse Lingard-West Ham United

West Ham United manager David Moyes is no longer interested in signing Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma this summer as he priorities the signing of Jesse Lingard instead. 

According to Daily Mail, the Hammers have shelved the plans to sign the Dutchman who they have been courting since January. Instead, they want to bring the well-known player from Manchester United

According to the report, Moyes’s side had held discussions with Villarreal over a move for Danjuma, who is valued at £35million. But Moyes wasn’t convinced that signing the Holland international was the best option for his team. 

The Scotsman believes that it is better to sign Lingard, who is available as a free agent and is well known to him.

The England international has played for Moyes in the past, both in Manchester United and in West Ham, where he enjoyed a hugely productive loan spell in the second half of the 2020-21 season, scoring nine goals in 16 Premier League appearances.

But the deal for the 29-year-old is unlikely to be straightforward, as West Ham are having reservations about meeting his wage demands of £ 150,000 a week. 

The West London club are not in the bracket of clubs that pay very highly. And having already signed defender Nayef Aguerd from Rennes, and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain, they are unwilling to unsettle their financial structure too much.

However, should both parties agree to a deal, it will favour Lingard, who will be guaranteed game time at the Olympic Stadium.