Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard likely to land loan move to West Ham

PA

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

Hammers boss David Moyes wants Lingard, a player he knows from his time in charge at the Red Devils, to strengthen his squad as they look to build on their impressive start to the season.

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

Manchester United v LASK – UEFA Europa League – Round of 16 – Second Leg – Old Trafford
Manchester United v LASK – UEFA Europa League – Round of 16 – Second Leg – Old Trafford

First West Ham must free up a domestic loan space in their squad, which will see Said Benrahma complete his permanent move to the London Stadium.

Algerian forward 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 in the summer.

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

Defender Craig Dawson is West Ham’s other loanee, from Watford, and his performances in their six-match winning run have also warranted a permanent deal.

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