West Ham manager David Moyes has expressed his willingness to give Jesse Lingard every opportunity to regain fitness and earn a contract with the club.
Lingard, who is currently a free agent after his contract with Nottingham Forest expired, has been training with West Ham and has reportedly made a positive impression during his time with the team.
Moyes has hinted at the possibility of Lingard securing a contract with the club, acknowledging his past success during a loan spell at West Ham during the 2020-21 season.
‘Jesse has trained with us for three weeks and he’s improved greatly from when he first came in.
“He’s in really good condition – much better condition than he was when he first came in.”
Indeed, Jesse Lingard’s impactful stint with West Ham played a crucial role in the club’s success, helping them secure a sixth-place finish and qualify for the Europa League.
“I have to say, when Jesse joined us two years ago I think he scored nine goals in 15 games and was probably the difference between us getting into Europe for the first time.
“I want to give him every opportunity to get himself back in condition and see how he does.
“So there’s no real update on it at the moment, just to say that he’s back and getting much closer to the levels of fitness where you’d hope he would be.”