West Ham United loaned England international Jesse Lingard on loan
West Ham United are pleased to confirm the signing of England international Jesse Lingard on loan until the end of the 2020/21 season.
The 28-year-old joins the Hammers from Manchester United, where he made 210 appearances, scored 33 goals and recorded 20 assists and won the FA Cup, EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League.
Selected 24 times by England, Lingard was among the teams that finished fourth in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and third in the 2019 UEFA Nations League final.
A regular with the Red Devils in each of the past five seasons, Lingard is reuniting with former Manchester United manager David Moyes at the London Stadium and is eager to relaunch his Premier League career under the Scotsman.
Nothing is guaranteed but I came here to work hard and help the team and bring my experience. This is the main goal
“I’m excited,” Lingard told West Ham TV. “It’s another new chapter in my life. Nothing is guaranteed but I came here to work hard and help the team and bring my experience. That’s the main goal. I just want to enjoy my football , start playing again and gain a foothold on the pitch.
“There were a lot of clubs involved but, for me personally, I felt it was the right decision. I obviously had a previous relationship with the manager because he was at Man U and I’ve played under him before, so he knows my qualities and what I can bring to the team. I also know a few players – I know Dec [Rice] very good on the England side – and I feel like I can really settle down here quickly.
The new Irons No.11 has pointed out that his previous relationship with manager Moyes played an influential role in his decision to move to London Stadium, and he intends to pay him back on the pitch.
“It is important that a player and a manager have a good relationship. He has a very good character, he makes his team work hard and I have already discussed with him and there are no guarantees – it’s up to me to work and graft, get into the team and play well week after week.
“I can’t wait to show [the West Ham fans] what I have in store. I’m excited and want to help the team move up the standings as far as they can.
Moyes also relishes the prospect of working again with a player he first selected at the age of 20, citing his talent, pace of work and versatility as valuable assets.
“I saw him play when he was young, when he was still a wide player on the right, and I saw him play on the left,” observed the manager. He played for England as a No 10, he played for England as a No 8, and I actually think if we needed him as a false 9 he could do it. too.
“We bring that versatility, I wanted to try to have an energetic team at the moment and Jesse is known for his pace of work and effort so I think he will fit in well with what we’ve got.
“I hope he also gives us some quality and a Manchester United winning mentality.”
Jesse is known for his pace of work and effort so I think he will adapt well to what we have
Born in Warrington, Cheshire, in December 1992, Lingard joined Manchester United at the age of seven.
After winning the FA Youth Cup alongside future Hammer Ravel Morrison and French star Paul Pogba in 2011, the midfielder has gained valuable loan experience at league clubs Leicester City, Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion. .
Between his first and second loan, in July 2013, Lingard scored the first two goals of Moyes’ reign at Old Trafford, in a preseason victory over the A-League All Stars in Sydney, Australia.
Just over a year later, in August 2014, Louis van Gaal gave Lingard his full Manchester United debut in a Premier League game with Swansea City.
After a fourth league loan, this time at Derby County, he moved to Manchester United in the 2015/16 season, making 40 appearances, including his last game at Boleyn Ground, and scoring the game-winning goal in 2016 FA. Cup final against Crystal Palace.
Lingard’s habit of scoring in big games continued when he scored in Manchester United’s EFL Cup final victory over Southampton in 2017 and the goal that secured UEFA Champions League qualification in July of last year.
His abilities and versatility have also made him recognized internationally. Lingard made his England debut against Malta in 2016 and he was a regular with the squad that qualified and then reached the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, scoring in the stage victory. groups against Panama. And the following year, 2019, he was part of the squad that finished third in the UEFA Nations League finals in Portugal.
Everyone at West Ham United welcome Jesse to London Stadium and wish him the best for his career at Claret and Blue.