Newly-promoted Premier League outfit Nottingham Forest have signed forward Jesse Lingard, after the Englishman left Manchester United on a free transfer.
The 29 year-old had been heavily linked with a move to West Ham United, where he spent a productive spell on loan in 2021. But it has now emerged that he has snubbed the Hammers and David Moyes in favour of a move to newly-promoted Forest, where he is expected to earn in the region of £200,000-per-week.
Lingard has now completed a medical with the Premier League newcomers and will travel with Steve Cooper’s squad to Germany on Friday ahead of their weekend fixture against Union Berlin.
Lingard’s acquisition is another sign that Forest don’t intend to rest on their laurels on their return to the top-flight for the first time since 1999. The Midlanders have brought in a host of players over the summer, including Taiwo Awoniyi, Neco Williams, Moussa Niakhate, Guilian Biancone, Omar Richards, Lewis O’Brien, Harry Toffolo and Dean Henderson on loan.