On form West Ham United midfielder Jesse Lingard doesn’t want to return to parent club Manchester United when his time in London elapses.
Lingard had been reduced to a squad player under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but has found his rhythm since joining West Ham in January.
According to Eurosport, Lingard is enjoying himself so much in London that he has chosen to stay rather than return to Old Trafford.
“Jesse Lingard is almost certain to push for a permanent move from Manchester United this summer. His loan agreement with West Ham United ends after this season but it is understood his new lease of life in London is convincing him that it might be time to leave Old Trafford for good.
“West Ham has tried to accelerate a decision from United over a full-time move, given his brilliant form, but United do not want to make a decision until the summer. West Ham knows he is happy at the club and is convinced that if they qualify for Europe he will be happy to explore a long stay,” the tabloid notes.
It is reported that the Englishman is weighing in his options too and would like to join the Hammers on a permanent deal if they can qualify for the Champions League.
The 28-year-old has scored nine goals and registered four assists in just 11 games for the Hammers and is in line to be part of the England Euro squad in the summer.