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DAVID MOYES was surprised Jesse Lingard snubbed West Ham for a money-spinning move to Nottingham Forest.
The Hammers boss also admits he currently does NOT have a top six-level squad and is desperate to further bolster his side.
Lingard joined Forest as a free agent from Manchester United this summer on a one-year deal and is earning £115,000-a-week plus lucrative bonuses.
Moyes put a deal on the table to bring the midfielder, 29, back to the London Stadium after a successful loan spell in the second half of the 20/21 campaign.
The Irons believed the prospect of European football and challenging at the top end of the table would be enough.
But ultimately, the east Londoners were not prepared to cave in to the player’s wage demands.
Ahead of West Ham’s opener against champions Manchester City tomorrow, asked if he was surprised by Lingard’s decision, Moyes said: “I was, yeah.