June 6, 2023


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Jesse Lingard joins West Ham on loan

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Jesse Lingard has joined West Ham on loan from Man Utd until the end of the season.

The England international has been the subject of intense speculation after falling out of favour at Old Trafford.

He has failed to make a single appearance for Man Utd in the Premier League this season.

Lingard will now aim to get his career back on track at the London Stadium.

He has joined for the remainder of the season, the Hammers have announced.

West Ham will pay an initial £1.5 million loan fee. They will also cover his weekly wages, which are believed to be £75,000 a week.

Speaking about the move, the player said: “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.”

Lingard briefly worked with David Moyes during the 2013/14 season at Man Utd.

He revealed that this pre-existing relationship helped him to decide on the move: “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 Utd 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 Declan [Rice] very well from the England side – and I feel I can really settle in here quickly.

“It’s important that a player and manager have a good relationship. He’s got really good morals, he gets his team working hard and I’ve had a chat with him already and there are no guarantees – it’s down to me to put the work in and put the graft in, to get into the team and play well week-in, week-out.”

Lingard will take on the number 11 shirt at West Ham. He will provide Moyes with an extra option going forward as they aim for a top six spot.

The Hammers currently sit fifth in the table on 35 points, just two behind Liverpool.

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