Hammers have until lunchtime today to confirm their full squad to the various footballing authorities, one name that will either be there or not will be that of Jesse Lingard. The lingard to West Ham 'transfer' has been an on off soap opera that could rival Eastenders with the complexity of its storyline.
Every episode of the Lingard saga seems like it should end with the familiar 'dum, dum,dum" Sound track of the long running BBC soap, some say the club's 'romantic pursuit' of Lingard has been dumb, dumb, dumb! Well it seems we will finally find out "who dun what to who?" in the next few hours bringing to conclusion a transfer cliff hanger.
Of course had there not been an international break Lingard's will he or won't he stance would have garnered far few column inches, but as it is it has provided some useful 'filler' before the real football starts again this weekend!
Fans are still divided as to whether they want the ex-Forest and United player back in the fold, few doubt his abilities, but many question if his attitude is correct or if he would de-stabilise a dressing room that is currently buzzing. There is definitely NO ROOM for a big time Charlie wearing £150,000 watches going into training.
Fortunately ALL the ifs and buts WILL get resolved today come what may, so either Lings will be in or out by the end of the day....fortunes always hiding, it is just question of finding it at the right time. - Ed (touching down at Heathrow shortly)