Jesse Lingard was so keen to be involved in Premier League football again that he didn’t ask for a penny more on his Manchester United wages.
The 28 year old was man of the match against Aston Villa and that came as no surprise to David Moyes who surprised many by throwing him straight into the action.
United’s former England star has been insisting that despite not playing first team football he was included in United under 23 games which has kept him right up to speed.
But sadly the Old Trafford club hedged their bets on the deal by refusing to attach an option to buy to it but he looks likely to become a Hammer next season regardless.
With a year left on his deal he will likely be available for around £10 million and David Moyes has revealed that the board have been backing him fully with his window choices.
Currently ClaretandHugh understands the Hammers are paying Jesse’s wages and a £1.5 million loan fee.
We also pay his full wages with another half a million due should he help us quality for Europe.
However, there is yet another clause involved which does not allow him to play in either the FA Cup fifth round tie or Premier League matches against United later this month and next.