‘Sign for Spurs’ – O’Hara urges England star to pick Lilywhites over Arsenal 

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Dom Le Roy

Jamie O’Hara has urged Jesse Lingard to join Tottenham Hotspur in the summer amidst reports that both Spurs and Arsenal are interested in the Manchester United midfielder.

West Ham snapped up Lingard on loan in January and the 28-year-old has been on fire since arriving at the London Stadium.

The midfielder has provided a major boost to the Hammers’ hopes of finishing in the top four and his form has also seen him get back into the England squad.

Tottenham have been heavily linked with Lingard in the past, with reports claiming during last summer’s transfer window that Mourinho wanted the Man Utd man to replace Dele Alli at Spurs.

Lingard was also reportedly on the North Londoners’ radar during the January transfer window before he completed a move to David Moyes’ side.

Eurosport claimed a few days ago that Spurs are keeping tabs on the Man Utd star ahead of the summer but their North London rivals Arsenal are also said to be readying an offer for the midfielder.

O’Hara believes the choice between Spurs and Arsenal should be quite straight forward for Lingard. 

The former Tottenham midfielder said on talkSPORT (12 April, 9.50 am) about Lingard’s future: “I personally don’t see any point leaving West Ham for Arsenal,” O’Hara says.  

“I just don’t see Arsenal pulling up any trees over the next few seasons and I can’t see them going out and spending big money. 

“He should go to Tottenham. We’re miles above Arsenal. Arsenal are average, so average, and we’re on a rebuild. Sign for Spurs.”

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While some Spurs fans seemed to scoff at the idea of signing Lingard in January, the 28-year-old has demonstrated since then how big of an asset he can be.

I am not convinced that Manchester United will let him go this summer on the back of his performances for the West Ham over the past few months.

Even if they do, Lingard might prefer to complete a permanent move to the Hammers since they look like they might finish above both Spurs and Arsenal this season.

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