Jesse Lingard is set to receive a contract offer from West Ham after his release from Nottingham Forest in the summer.
According to the Daily Mail, the departed Reds forward has been impressing David Moyes after being invited to train with the club.
Lingard spent the 2022/23 campaign at the City Ground. He was signed by the club as a stellar recruit having left Manchester United.
Things didn’t quite pan out as anticipated. The Reds didn’t manage to get a goal or an assist out of Lingard in a single Premier League game.
Lingard scored against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup. He also registered an assist during that game and he did look like kicking on around the time of the World Cup.
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When football resumed following the tournament, Lingard struggled with injuries. His last Forest outing came against Tottenham in March when he was substituted at half-time.
Now, he looks set to sign for West Ham. When he signed for Forest, he got a barrage of criticism from the Hammers fan base and naturally, they could regret some of those comments.
West Ham to offer Lingard a short-term deal after Forest exit
Moyes is set to offer something to Lingard after the international break. However, he wants to check how committed the player is first.
It’s perhaps a little bit surprising that the player hasn’t been hooked up with a club yet.
Although his time at Forest was pretty drab, he proved himself a good character around the club and surely he can be of use to someone.
Forest have strengthened with the salary that they don’t have to pay Lingard any longer.
Both parties have now moved on amicably and if West Ham sign the 30-year-old it will be intriguing to see how he performs.