Lingard links up with Hammers

West Ham United have signed midfielder Jesse Lingard from Manchester United on a loan deal stretching until the conclusion of the current campaign.

Lingard made 210 appearances for the North-West outfit, finding the nett 33 times during a career which has seen him earn winners medals in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League.

The 28-year-old has also been capped 24 times by England and previously worked under David Moyes during the Scotsman’s tenure at Old Trafford.

Speaking to about the move, Lingard enthused: “I’m excited,” 

“It’s another new chapter in my life. Nothing is guaranteed but I’ve come here to work hard and help the team and bring my experience. That’s the main aim. I just want to enjoy my football and get back playing again and get my feet back on the pitch.

“There were lots of clubs involved but, for me personally, I felt this was the right move. I’ve obviously had a previous relationship with the manager as he was at Man U and I’ve played under him before, so he knows my qualities and what I can bring to the team. I know a couple of the players as well – I know Dec [Rice] very well from the England side – and I feel I can really settle in here quickly.”


Brian Jeeves

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