Jesse Lingard makes stunning move to Nottingham Forest
Former Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has made a stunning move to Nottingham Forest.
The England international was released by the Red Devils after his expiry of his contract on June 30.
He was widely fancied to join West Ham, but the scenario completely changed with Forest entering the scene.
While the Hammers were willing to offer £150k-a-week, Forest were ready to pay upto £200k-a-week with bonuses.
Hence, it was a no-brainer for Lingard to join the Premier League newcomers. He has signed a one-year deal with them.
The 29-year-old had the chance to reunite with the Hammers, but the proposal from Forest was too good to refuse for him.
Forest will be among relegation favourites on their top-flight return, but Lingard will be hoping to keep them clear of the drop.
If he fails to do so, it won't be much of a risk for him. He could leave again on a free transfer and there will certainly be interest.