Trevor Sinclair has questioned Jesse Lingard’s imminent mortgage transfer to West Ham.
The Manchester United midfielder is on the verge of becoming a member of the Hammers till the tip of the season having made simply three appearances to date this time period.
A profitable mortgage spell in east London might pressure Lingard into Gareth Southgate’s England plans for Euro 2020.
Nevertheless, Sinclair, who performed for West Ham between 1998 and 2003, is not sure if the 28-year-old will get common taking part in time on the Hammers.
He advised talkSPORT: “Is he ok to get in that midfield three? “Is he ok to interchange Antonio if Antonio wants a relaxation or will get injured? I don’t see it. I’m undecided.
“Why would he go to be a squad participant at West Ham when he’s a squad participant at Manchester United?
“So for me this comes throughout as a little bit of a Manuel Pellegrini [move], a little bit of stardust behind it, he gained the Premier League with Manchester City. Was he match for the membership? No, he wasn’t.”
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On Friday, West Ham boss David Moyes confirmed Lingard was near formally becoming a member of the membership.
He mentioned: “I feel Jesse will give us extra attacking choices in so far as he can play almost all of the positions alongside the frontline, and he can play as a midfield participant as nicely.
“I don’t wish to be ready the place I’m bringing somebody in only for the sake of it.
“I’ve all the time mentioned if I can look in my very own group to seek out options I’ll attempt to accomplish that.”