Wolves don’t appear very likely to sign free agent Jesse Lingard, with the player having been training with West Ham United.
The 30-year-old has been unattached since leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season.
Lingard spent just one term at the City ground.
Recently, it was suggested that Wolves might have had some interest in bringing Lingard to Molineux.
But that does not appear to be in the pipeline, with footage emerging today of Lingard training with West Ham…
Jesse Lingard is surely not signing for Wolves having been training with West Ham
Today, Lingard has been seen in training at West Ham, decked out in their training gear.
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It follows Hammers boss David Moyes stating that the player had been with them for a few weeks.
The Scot said (via Mirror): “Jesse has been training with us for three weeks and he has improved greatly since he first came in – he is in really good condition, much better than when he came in.
“When Jesse joined us a couple of years ago he had that great run of form and probably he made the difference for us getting into Europe for the first time. So I want to give him a real opportunity to get back into condition and see how he does.
“He is back and getting much closer to the level of fitness we hoped he would be at.”
Lingard would have been nice to have, but Wolves have other good options
It would not have been such a bad thing for Wolves to sign Lingard on a free transfer.
He is not a player that is universally appreciated, but the has a lot of Premier league experience, and showed in his loan spell with West Ham what he can bring.
It looks as though he is going to become an Irons player once again, given he’s been with them a few weeks and what Moyes has said. He did extremely well there last time around, with Hammers legend Tony Cottee describing the player as ‘fantastic’.
It’s not a major blow though for Wolves.
There is excitement about new signing Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, and Pablo Sarabia and Matheus Cunha are also options to play as attacking midfielders.