Jesse Lingard signs for Nottingham Forest

Jesse Lingard has signed for Nottingham Forest on a one-year deal.

The former Manchester United forward announced the deal on social media with the caption: “Let’s go!”. Forest said:

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Everyone at Nottingham Forest is delighted to welcome Jesse to the club and we look forward to seeing him pull on the Garibaldi shirt at the World Famous City Ground.

The England international has been teasing his next club for a few days, hinting in one Instagram story that West Ham would be his next destination. The 29-year-old also posted a video of himself heading towards a new car, only to change direction and get in an old one. Again, it appeared Lingard was hinting he would be returning to an old team.

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But any such suggestion has not been quashed with Lingard joining Forest on a 12 month contract. Lingard will also earn 80k-a-week at the newly promoted outfit, lower than previous suggestions shared on social media.

Even so, those wages make Lingard the highest paid player in the club’s history.

Lingard spent 11 professional years at United, where he graduated through the team’s academy. Decent spells in 2017 and 2018 led to a call up to the England World Cup squad in Russia, where again he impressed.

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But unable to rediscover his best form the playmaker went out on loan to West Ham. It was at the London Stadium Lingard reminded everyone of his talent.

Lingard enjoyed an incredible spell, scoring nine goals in 16 appearances with fans adoring their temporary addition. Having seen his improvement, United kept him on their books the following season.

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