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Jesse Lingard on verge of West Ham return

Jesse Lingard on verge of West Ham return

Jesse Lingard news

Lingard set for WHU
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Jesse Lingard's return to West Ham looks closer to completion, after representatives of the midfielder were pictured meeting with the club. Lingard, who is available on a free after his contract with Man Utd expired, is ready to return to the Hammers after 12 months; Lingard had scored 9 goals and registered five assists during an impressive loan spell two seasons ago.

West Ham are confident that despite interest from Newcastle United, Lille, Southampton, Ajax and Brighton and Hove Albion, Lingard will opt for a return to the London Stadium.

After spending a year back at Old Trafford last campaign, Lingard was unable to force his way into Ralf Rangnick's first team on a regular basis, and opted to leave the club on expiry of his contract.

West Ham will be delighted to have beaten their rivals to the signing of Lingard. The Hammers have been looking to add strength in depth to their squad and attack ahead of the new season, and in Lingard they will be adding proven quality at the highest level.