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West Ham confirm Lingard signing on loan from Man United

The 28-year-old will not be eligible to feature against Liverpool this weekend, with his switch only confirmed after Friday’s noon registration deadline. 

The Hammers will pay a £1.5million loan fee to Manchester United as well as covering the midfielder’s wages, thought to be in excess of £100,000-a-week.

Negotiations were said to be fraught and close to collapsing at one point as West Ham wrestled with whether or not to pay the loan fee required, but a deal was eventually struck.

Lingard has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford, having made just three appearances all season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, none of them in the Premier League.

The Manchester United academy graduate has 24 senior England caps to his name and was a key part of the Three Lions’ run to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018, but he has not featured for Gareth Southgate since the Nations League finals the following summer. 

Hammers boss David Moyes knows Lingard from his time as Manchester United boss, but his only appearances under the Scot came in pre-season, before he was sent out on loan. 


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