Jesse Lingard will complete his loan transfer from Manchester United to West Ham United this week, sources have confirmed to CBS Sports.
Lingard is set to undergo his medical examination in Manchester on Friday morning after West Ham agreed to the terms of a temporary deal with the Red Devils that will take the 28-year-old to London Stadium until the end of the season. If the final formalities of the deal are completed by noon, David Moyes will be able to name his new signing in the squad to face Liverpool on Sunday.
West Ham made Said Benrahma’s loan permanent at Brentford earlier this week, paying $ 27.5million to finalize a loan deal that freed up a place for Lingard. The Hammers are expected to pay their new recruit’s full salary as well as a $ 2 million loan commission.
Moyes worked with his new signing when he was Manchester United manager in 2013-14, although Lingard has spent most of this season on loan with Birmingham City and Brighton and Hove Albion after playing for the Red Devils in pre -season.
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Lingard has struggled to find opportunities under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, playing just 179 minutes in three EFL and FA Cup games. He has only been part of the Matchday’s squad for four of the 20 Premier League games and has not been to the competition once.
Despite this, Manchester United took the one-year extension option in his contract last year to ensure he does not head into the summer of 2021 as a free agent. His parent club are hopeful that a successful loan to West Ham will spark interest in a permanent deal for Lingard, who parted ways with super agent Mino Raiola earlier this season after failing to walk away from Old Trafford for good.
West Ham, currently fifth in the Premier League table, are looking to add a striker alongside Lingard ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline. They sold Sebastian Haller to Ajax for $ 34million earlier this month.