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Report: West Bromwich Albion competing for player compared to Andres Iniesta

West Bromwich Albion are competing with Everton and West Ham United for the signature of Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard, according to The Independent.

The report has claimed that West Ham manager David Moyes wants to bring Lingard – who can also operate as a winger – to the London Stadium this summer if the Hammers avoid relegation to the Championship at the end of the season.

Everton and West Brom – who are aiming to clinch automatic promotion from the Championship to the Premier League at the end of the season – are also claimed to want the 27-year-old England international, who has been compared to Barcelona and Spain legend Andres Iniesta by former United coach Rene Meulensteen.

Meulensteen, worked with Lingard at United, told The Michael Anthony Show in February 2020: “Jesse had various loan clubs and then he came back. And I think Louis van Gaal was the manager at the time and Louis was very big on bringing young players through and Jesse got the chance to suddenly play in the first team and so did Rashford.

‘That’s the luck that you need and certain managers can see it. Jesse always had attributes in his game as Iniesta had for Barcelona.”


According to WhoScored, Lingered has made nine starts and 11 substitute appearances in the Premier League for United so far this season.

The Englishman has also made three starts and four substitute appearances in the Europa League for the Red Devils, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

During the 2018-19 campaign, the 27-year-old scored four goals and provided two assists in 27 league appearances, and played six times in the Champions League for United, according to WhoScored.

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