Manchester United outcast Jesse Lingard secured a move away from Old Trafford in a bid to revive his career in the winter transfer window. He signed from West Ham United on loan till the end of this season.
As per reports, West Ham United have agreed to pay Lingard’s £100,000 weekly wages and a £1.5m loan fee. Manchester United have also negotiated a £500,000 bonus linked to West Ham qualifying for Europe as part of the 28-year-old’s loan deal. The deal until the end of the season could cost West Ham up to £4million.
Jesse Lingard feels that he didn’t get enough chances at Manchester United after the Coronavirus break despite being one of the fittest players.
According to a report by Mail Online, Jesse Lingard told BT Sport ahead of West Ham’s match with Sheffield United on Monday evening,: ‘At this age, it’s all about regular football and showing people what you can do.’
‘First and foremost I’m here to play, win and help the team, so hopefully, I can do that and we’ll see where we’re at come the end of the season. But it’s about playing with a smile on my face and enjoying my football and getting back to the old Jesse.’
‘Football is a lot of ups and downs, people go through different stages and it’s not just a straight road to the top. There are a lot of setbacks which most people don’t see and a lot of things that go on behind closed doors.’
‘During the lockdown I recapped my best moments playing football – the season under Jose (Mourinho) where I scored all of those goals and went to the World Cup and the season when Ole came in and I started well.’
‘So I started recapping a lot of games to see where I did well, getting that fire in my belly and drive again to go and kick on because it would have been easy for me to fall off and take the easy option out. But a person like me who’s been through a lot and knows the game, I can’t just give it up like and I’ll always go out with a fight.’
‘I came back one of the strongest and fittest (in the Man Utd squad) after the lockdown and I didn’t get my chance that I was waiting on but the whole time I was there and not playing I was doing extra training and keeping on top of my fitness for when the time was right.’
‘So for me it’s about working hard and staying dedicated and I went back to basics.’
Lingard has played in both the games for West Ham United after completing his loan move. He made the perfect debut, scoring twice in a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa. It was his first league goals since the final day of the 2019-20 season.