Jesse Lingard leaves Manchester United to join West Ham United on a simple 6 months loan until the end of the season. He had only 18 months remaining in his current contract.
And it is believed that Argentine defender Marcos Rojo Is also very close to leaving the club permanently in this January transfer window after Lingard’ exit. He has only 6 months remaining on his current contract.
According to many reports, the 30-year-old defender’s likely destination will be Argentine giant Boca Junior and his wish of going back to his native country seems imminent after he spent the second half of the last season in his boyhood club, Estudiantes de La Plata.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær provided the inside of these deals
“Likely that Jesse’s loan deal with West Ham is going through,”
“Likely that Marcos goes back to Argentina, a little bit of paperwork left to be done, I think.”
Jesse Lingard leaves Manchester United:
The 28-year-old English attacking-midfielder joined Manchester United’s youth academy at the age of seven and progressed through the age groups. He was part of the Manchester United team that won the 2010–11 FA Youth Cup, before signing a professional contract in the summer of 2011.
Before making United debut Lingard went on loan to Leicester City in 2012, and spent time on loan at Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion during the 2013–14 season and at Derby County in 2015.
JLingz made a total of 210 appearances for the Red Devils so far and scored 33 times in all competitions. The most important goal came in the F.A Cup final, he scored against Crystal Palace in the 110th minute to win the F.A Cup for Manchester United.
Solskjær gave his wishes to Lingard and said
“We want Jesse to come back here revitalised and having shown at West Ham how good a player he is,”
“Of course, he’s just been unfortunate with a couple of issues, some periods he had to stay away from us with Covid and isolation and close contact.
“The rest of the team has done well, we’ve had little to no injuries and he’s not forced his way into the team, unfortunately.
“I just want him to go there and enjoy himself, show how good a player he is, and come back and show he’s a Man United player through and through.”
Lingard will unite with former Manchester United boss David Moyes at West Ham United, who are having a pretty good season. They are 5th at the moment with 35 points in 20 games and fighting for the European spot which is a good place for Lingard to play for and revitalise his career.