Almost Done: £90,000 a-week Man Utd star set to join PL rivals

By | January 29, 2021

West Ham have agreed a deal in principle with Manchester United to secure services of Jesse Lingard on loan for the rest of the campaign, the PA news agency understands.

Hammers head-coach David Moyes wants Lingard, a player he knows from his time in charge at the 20-times English champions, to strengthen his team as they look to build on their stunning start to the season.

England playmaker, Jesse Lingard, 28, has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and will see a temporary switch as a chance to reignite his career.

PA understands the Hammers have agreed to pay the Red Devils a £1.5million loan fee and cover Lingard’s wages.

First West Ham United must free up a domestic loan space in their team, which will see Said Benrahma finalise his permanent switch to the London Stadium.

Algerian attacker Benrahma was signed initially on loan on deadline day during the last transfer window after an issue with his medical, with the move set to be made permanent after the end of the current campaign.

But PA understands that transfer, £25million plus £5m in add-ons, will now go through in the next few days.

The Hammers centre-back Craig Dawson is West Ham’s other loanee, from the Hornets, and his form in their six-match winning run have also warranted a permanent deal.