'Jesse Lingard Would Cost West Ham £60m To Sign In Permanent Deal From Manchester United'
The in-form Jesse Lingard could cost West Ham a whopping £60m to sign permanently from Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
That's according to former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan, who can't see a "parallel universe" where the Hammers will sign the United loanee.
Lingard has rediscovered his form since he signed for West Ham in January on a loan deal until the end of the season.
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Lingard's loan deal to West Ham didn't include a buyout option and his current contract with United won't expire until June 2022.
Jordan has insisted that United would demand a hefty price tag to sign Lingard, despite his contract ending next summer.
Alternatively, the 53-year-old believes that United would attempt to sign the West Ham player to a long-term contract to "protect their interests."
Jordan told talkSPORT: "Not a chance [West Ham sign Lingard].
"Because I just don't see there is a parallel universe where they're gonna get Lingard to West Ham or they're gonna get the economics of the Lingard deal to West Ham because what West Ham [have] achieved is putting Lingard back on the map, giving Lingard a stage where he can play at a level that clearly he's capable of and all that will do is increase the cost implications of getting him in the first place."
Jordan continued by saying that the cheapest West Ham could snap Lingard up would be £30m or £40m.
The talkSPORT presenter added: "Yeah, fine. So Man United will say, 'That's great. You can go there if you want to -- 60m quid.' There ends the discussion. There ends the discussion.
"Then maybe it'll be £30m or 40m. Or maybe Man United will do a deal with Lingard that involves him signing a longer-term contract with Manchester United to protect their interests."
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