It's time for Jesse Lingard to leave Manchester United. At least temporarily. The wing midfielder of the Red Devils will play for West Ham until the end of the season, serious media in England assure. So far, there is no information whether it is a "dry" loan or the club from London will send money to Old Trafford for the 28-year-old football player, but the job is expected to be completed in the next five days, by which time the transfer period in England lasts.
West Ham is not the only one, but it is the biggest candidate for Lingard's signature. The drowning Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion came forward so that the football player would choose to build a career in a stable environment, considering that the Hammers are safe in the upper half of the table.
In the previous few transfer periods, Lingard, among others, was wanted by Zenit, Real Sociedad, Milan, Inter, Monaco, West Ham called him this summer, and he will get there, it seems, this winter.
Moyes and Lingard cooperation
In that way, the cooperation between David Moyes and Jesse Lingard will be renewed.
However, this transfer is not promising, since the official data say that the football player did not play a single match for Manchester while the Scot was sitting on the United bench. On the other hand, sometimes regularly, sometimes sporadically, he was on the field under the leadership of Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian gave him a chance this season only in cup matches (twice in the League Cup, once in the FA Cup), while in the Premier League he only got to the bench four times in 18 rounds. He did not enter the game. It takes him minutes and he should get them at the Olympic Stadium in London.
Previously, West Ham had to buy one of the two players hired on loan from English clubs. At the beginning of October, they sign Said Benrahma from Brentford and Craig Dawson from Watford, thus fulfilling the quota prescribed by the Football Federation of England, and in order to open space for a new loan, they need to permanently hire an Algerian winger or an English defender.
Lingard was in great shape a couple of seasons ago but lately, he is not the player he used to be. Perhaps West Ham is the right destination to return to his old form.