Jesse Lingard has finally joined West Ham United on loan until the end of the campaign.
The London club have completed the loan deal for Jesse Lingard and that came immediately after signing Said Benrahma from Brentford on a permanent basis.
Jesse Lingard will put on the Number 11 Jersey at West Ham United and hopes to begin his adventure afresh. Prior to the loan move, Lingard hasn’t played a single minute in the Premier League this season and will have to meet with ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes.
Lately, Manchester United triggered a year extension on his contract which will make him not leave for free this summer. The club’s decision to let him leave on a loan business was made just before Monday’s transfer end date.
West Brom also asked of the 28-year-old and was willing to take him on loan in this winter transfer. Apparently, Spanish side Real Sociedad also discussed about taking him on loan too while Nice from France were also interested on the England international.
Far from that, Amad Diallo completed a switch to Manchester United from Atalanta for £37m in early January and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that he will soon be available for first-team, and that motive would have dropped Lingard team selection down the pecking order.
So far, Lingard has struggled in Manchester United and his representatives held talks with scores of football clubs in Europe during the summer transfer but all to no avail, well, The Hammers has seen reasons to add Jesse Lingard in their squad on a short term deal.
Jesse Lingard has been in Manchester United since he was 11 years old, graduated through their football academy and couldn’t make an appearance for them when David Moyes was on board in the 2013-14 campaign. In addition, Lingard managed four goals in 40 caps for United last campaign.
Lingard was part of the squad that won the FA Cup in 2016, he was also crucial in Jose Mourinho’s stint at the club which yielded one FA Community Shield, One Europa League and One Carabao Cup.