October 17, 2021

Lingard joins West Ham on loan

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West Ham have signed Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard on loan until the end of the season.

The Hammers have managed to secure a deal for Lingard after completing the permanent transfer of Said Benrahma from Brentford, therefore freeing up space for another loan signing at the club.

Lingard has not made a Premier League appearance this season and will now link up with former United manager David Moyes.

United, who triggered a one-year extension on Lingard’s contract which keeps him at the club until the summer of 2022, decided to allow the 28-year-old to leave Old Trafford on a temporary basis before Monday’s transfer deadline.

Said Benrahma of West Ham during the Premier League match against Leeds United at Elland Road
Image: West Ham completed the permanent signing of Said Benrahma, which freed up space for Lingard to arrive on loan
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West Brom were also interested in taking Lingard on loan and last month it was reported La Liga club Real Sociedad had held initial talks over a possible deal, while Nice were also keen on a short-term transfer.

Amad Diallo joined Manchester United from Atalanta for £37m earlier this month and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated the 18-year-old winger could soon be in first-team contention, which would have further limited Lingard’s game time.

Lingard’s representatives also held talks with several clubs in England and Europe in the summer, but a move did not materialise.

The United academy graduate, who didn’t make an appearance for United while Moyes was in charge during the 2013-14 season, scored four goals in 40 appearances across all competitions last season.

Lingard won the last of his 24 England caps during the UEFA Nations League Finals in June 2019.

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