It has been reported by the British newspaper that the Hammers want to recruit the Denmark international goalkeeper to cover for Adrian.
Adrian, who is West Ham’s first-choice custodian, is suspended for the London outfit’s next three games after being sent off against Leicester City during Saturday’s Premier League game at the Boleyn Ground.
The Daily Mail claims that Lindegaard will be allowed to leave United on a free transfer, with French club Rennes also interested in the 31-year-old.
Lindegaard has been on the books of United since 2010 and has been largely a squad player at Old Trafford so far.
The Denmark international is unlikely to ever establish himself as the first-choice goalkeeper at United, and it makes perfect sense for him to look for a move.
However, joining West Ham is not going to help the former Aalesund star get regular playing time in the long run.
Once Adrian is back from suspension, the Spaniard will get reinstated as West Ham’s first-choice goalkeeper.
If Lindegaard does decide to leave United this month, then he should be looking to join a club where there will be long-term prospects of him playing regularly.