It sounds like Jesse Lingard will be leaving Manchester United on loan this month.
The midfielder is hardly a fringe player in the squad anymore with Amad Diallo likely to take take his place, with Manchester United adding a right-winger to the fold earlier this month.
Lingard has not played a lot of football in the past year which is a shame. Not because I think he should be playing for United, but at 28-year-old it’s not good enough to someone’s career sat idle.
The latest from David Ornstein states West Ham are set to pay a loan fee of £1m to secure Lingard’s services for the remainder of the season.
West Ham, who are said to be looking for a striker, could drop that interest if they secure Lingard in the coming days with the transfer deadline quickly approaching.
Whatever move that brings Lingard football should be seen as a positive one.
I think looking back he will find himself guilty of overstaying his welcome at United, but I wish him well and hope he can rediscover his taste for the beautiful game.