Jesse Lingard is back to Manchester United after spending the 2020-2021 season on loan at West Ham United. The club’s official Twitter handle shared a picture showing that the football star is back at Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old attacking midfielder utilized the opportunity of being on loan at West Ham United to prove that all is not over for his football career.
Between January 29, 2021, to May 31, 2021, the English attacking midfielder was able to play 16 Premier League games for West Ham in which he scored 9 goals.
His performance convinced West Ham United to attempt to offer him a permanent deal but things could not work out as the club planned. Hence, Jesse Lingard returned to Manchester United ahead of the 2021-2022 season.
One of his missions at Old Trafford is to discuss with the coach of the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to confirm whether or not he has a future at the club. Amidst his proposed discussion with Solskjaer, West Ham United are still battling to secure his signature.
As it stands, the only way Jesse Lingard could return to West Ham United this summer is if Solskjaer fails to convince him that he has a future at the club.
Lingard’s current contract with Manchester United will expire in June 2022 and Manchester United are yet to start discussing with him for a possible contract extension.
The contract the attacking midfielder signed with Manchester United in 2017 has been earning him £2.6 million per year. This means that Lingard’s weekly salary is around £52,729.
Reports claimed that the England international is not after a huge salary but regular playing time. If Solskjaer could guarantee him that, he would have no reason to leave the club this summer.
Recall that his performance at West Ham United almost earned him a spot in England’s 26-man list that represented the country in Euro 2020. Unfortunately, he could not make the 26-man list as he was dropped after making it into the country’s provisional 32-man list.
Jesse Lingard and his daughter Hope
Jesse Lingard is a father of a baby girl named Hope. She was born in 2018. In an interview in 2019, the 28-year-old football star confirmed that the mother of the child is one 36-year-old fitness model Rebecca Halliday.
He and the fitness model met on a night out in Manchester and the meeting resulted in pregnancy. They both went their separate ways but maintained a cordial relationship.
Lingard confirmed that the fitness trainer always ensured that he sees the girl at least once a week. The football star who described the girl as his inspiration has always taken out time to flaunt the girl on social media.
“She takes my mind off a lot of things I’ve had to deal with. She is brilliant, a great part of my life”, Jesse Lingard told Daily Mail in 2019.
“I just want to be there as a father to show her the right way. I want her to be proud.”
In a viral video the football star shared on Instagram in June 2021, Jesse Lingard could be seen having a nice time with his daughter. In the caption, the football star wrote: “Day out with my prinny prin princess 👸🏽 #daddydaughter #jlingz”.