Jesse Lingard will leave Manchester United when his contract expires at the end of June, according to the club.
“We’d want to take this time to thank Jesse for all of the memories he’s helped make throughout his two decades here and wish him the best of luck in his future career,” a clip from a lengthier statement said.
West Ham has made “initial inquiries” with England international Jesse Lingard’s representation. Note that the England midfielder scored nine goals while on a six-month loan at West Ham during the 2020-2021 season.
Also, Newcastle United attempted to recruit Lingard in the January transfer window but the attempt failed to materialize.
Lingard’s impressive loan spell at West Ham last season has piqued the London based Premier League club’s interest in re-signing him.
At the age of seven, the England international joined the United academy and was a member of the 2011 FA Youth Cup-winning squad.
Jesse Lingard made his United debut against Swansea City in August 2014, solidifying his spot in Louis van Gaal’s squad the following season by scoring the game-winning goal in the 2016 FA Cup final victory against Crystal Palace.
Lingard also scored in United’s wins over Leicester in the 2016 Community Shield and Southampton in the 2017 League Cup. Later that season, he came on in the Europa League final victory over Ajax.
Lingard struggled for form until Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was made permanent manager, despite succeeding under Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.
Lingard had gone more than two years without making a Premier League start until he faced Leeds in February, and he had a 19-month goal drought in the league.
Lingard joined West Ham on loan in January of last year, scoring nine goals in 16 outings. West Ham were willing to pay £25 million for him on a permanent basis, but Solskjaer refused, and Lingard stayed. Last season, he only made four starts under Solskjaer and interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
Lingard’s United career was marred by a series of social media gaffes, including a risible video taken as the squad van was attacked upon arriving at the Boleyn Ground for the final game in May 2016 and an infamous holiday video in 2019.