Jesse Lingard the former Manchester United forward has now signed for Nottingham Forest on a one-year contract, joining the freshly promoted team.
With the message “Let’s go!” the former Manchester United forward revealed the agreement on social media. Everyone at Nottingham Forest is excited to welcome Jesse to the team, and we can’t wait to see him don the Garibaldi jersey at the storied City Ground, the club said.
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) July 21, 2022
For a few days, the England international teased his upcoming team, hinting in one Instagram story that West Ham would be his new home.
The 29-year-old also shared a video of himself approaching a brand-new vehicle before reversing course and getting into an older vehicle. Again, it seemed like Lingard was making a veiled reference to joining an old squad.
Nevertheless, despite Lingard joining Forest on a 12-month contract, any such argument has not been disproved. At the newly elevated organization, Lingard will also make 180k per week, which is less than earlier estimates posted on social media.
Nevertheless, Lingard is now the highest-paid player in club history thanks to those salaries.
At United, where he completed the team’s academy, Lingard spent his first 11 years in the professional game. Good runs in 2017 and 2018 earned him a call-up to the England World Cup squad in Russia, where he performed admirably once more.
Lingard had a fantastic run, scoring nine goals in 16 games, and the supporters loved their temporary addition. Seeing his development, United decided to keep him on their roster for the following campaign.
In 22 appearances, largely as a substitute, he only managed to net two goals. United fired him in the summer.
The team announced: “Manchester United can confirm that Jesse Lingard will leave the team at the end of June when his contract ends.
Jesse, a Red at heart who graduated from the Academy, has been a member of United for more than 20 years. He first joined our Under-9s team in 2001.
We’d want to take this opportunity to thank Jesse for all the memories he’s contributed to throughout his 20 years here and wish him the best of luck in his future career, they continued.
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