Former Albion lender Jesse Lingard could win England
Jesse Lingard is in brilliant form for West Ham United and could be in line for an international recall.
The 28-year-old spent 93 days on loan with the Albion during the 2013-14 season and was a fan favorite.
Oscar Garcia was in charge at the time and gave Lingard 17 appearances for the Seagulls, scoring four goals and assisting four more.
After his loan at Amex ended he made another temporary change, this time to Derby County, and then established himself as a regular for the Manchester United squad.
After enjoying success with United by winning the FA Cup and the Europa League, Lingard has started to fall back down the pecking order. This season, he has not played under Ole Gunnar Solskjær in the Premier League.
West Ham took a chance on the old Seagull and is now reaping the rewards. Lingard has scored three goals and one assist in just four Premier League games.
Declan Rice praised Lingard’s impact on the team so far.
The midfielder said: “I have known that since I played with him for England.
“He’s a ridiculously tall, tall player. “You know when you’re playing with a top player.
“He takes the ball around, takes the ball in tight areas, takes the pressure off you.”
It is increasingly possible that Lingard will be canceled as a signing of the January 2021 transfer window.
West Ham manager David Moyes must already be thinking about making his loan deal permanent once the summer window opens.
Lingard could still play his part in the spirit of Gareth Southgate for the Euro this summer.
He scored in a World Cup and would add a lot of experience to a young Three Lions team.
A national recall is something its current manager, David Moyes, believes is a real possibility.
The Scotsman said: “If he keeps that form it might be Gareth who strikes again.
“There are a lot of people pushing hard to be part of the England Euro squad, and why shouldn’t Jesse be pushing if he’s in the form he is?”