Transfer: Jesse Lingard is finally heading to London on loan to West Ham

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According to the Daily Mail Manchester United and West Ham have agreed terms so out of favour Jesse Lingard can head to London on loan.

The deal between the clubs almost fell through due to United asking for a £1.5million in loan fee plus Lingard’s £80,000-a-week wages for the rest of the season.

Thankfully for West Ham Lingard’s preference was to join The Hammers and the clubs came to a middle ground agreement so the deal could go ahead.

There is room on West Ham’s books for Lingard as their second domestic loan space is available again having agreed to sign Said Benrahma permanently for £25m.

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West Ham will loan the 28-year-old until the end of the season which will see Lingard reunite with former boss David Moyes following his spell at Old Trafford.

It is understood that Olé Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to keep the England international at Old Trafford as a back-up should he need Lingard’s services if suspensions or injuries become an issue.

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Solskjaer reluctantly agreed to let Lingard leave on loan though as the out of favour midfielder attempts to rekindle some form and hopefully fight for a place on Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad.

Lingard has made only three appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season, the most recent coming in the FA Cup third round victory over Watford this month. He has yet to record a single minute in the league.

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