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David Moyes shelves West Ham’s move for Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma and will instead focus on securing the signing of former loan star Jesse Lingard after his summer release by Manchester United
- West Ham have pulled out of a move for Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma
- David Moyes will instead focus on trying to secure the signing of Jesse Lingard
- Lingard is available on free transfer after his departure from Manchester United
West Ham manager David Moyes has shelved a move for Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma as he prioritises the signing of Jesse Lingard.
The Hammers had discussions with Villarreal over a move for Danjuma, who is valued at £35million.
Moyes wasn’t convinced that signing the Holland international was the best option for his team.
David Moyes has shelved West Ham’s plans to sign Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal
The main focus for West Ham now is to sign Lingard, who is available as a free agent following his departure from Manchester United.
Lingard enjoyed a hugely productive loan spell at West Ham in the second half of the 2020-21 season as he scored nine goals in 16 Premier League appearances.
Moyes will instead focus on signing Jesse Lingard, who is available as a free agent
The West Ham manager is determined to make further additions to his squad this summer
Signing the 29-year-old is unlikely to be straightforward, however, with West Ham having reservations about meeting his wage demands of £150,000-a-week.
West Ham have already signed defender Nayef Aguerd from Rennes, while goalkeeper Alphonse Areola made his loan move from Paris Saint-Germain permanent.
Moyes is eager to make further additions to his squad, with West Ham looking to build upon last season’s seventh place finish.