Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard has left the club to join West Ham United. Jesse Lingard has signed for the Hammers on loan from Manchester United for the remainder of the season. His loan transfer was confirmed on Thursday and he could make his debut for West Ham United against the Premier League champions. Manchester United loanee Lingard is in line to make his debut when the Hammers welcome Liverpool to the London Stadium this weekend. Jesse Lingard had to leave Manchester United on a temporary deal after he saw little action in the first half of the season.
Ahead of the Liverpool game, West Ham United are one of the form teams in the league with four straight wins. The Hammers are in fifth position on the Premier League log and two points adrift of Liverpool in the final Champions League spot. Only four teams will represent in the Champions League next season. Manchester United loanee Lingard will help West Ham United plug the attacking hole created as a result of the exit of Ivorian striker Sebastien Haller. In one of the biggest deals in the ongoing January transfer window according, Sebastien Haller signed for Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam fromWest Ham United for a reported fee of around £20m.
The loan arrival of Jesse Lingard from Manchester United was made possible after the London club completed the signing of Said Benrahma. Algerian international Benrahma had joined West Ham on loan from Brentford in the English Championship last summer and the move has now been made permanent for £20m plus add-ons to free up a loan slot for Jesse Lingard to join from Manchester United. Premier League rules state that a club can’t have more than two loan players and the Hammers already have defender Craig Dawson in their ranks following his loan move from English Championship side Watford last summer.