Following his departure from the Manchester based club last season, attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard is close to signing for Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.
The 29-year-old, who spent more than 20 year’s at the Old Trafford outfit, has been in talks with the newly promoted side but it is understood nothing has yet been agreed.
The former Brighton man left United after making over 231 appearance, scoring 35 goals and giving 21 assist. He had loan spells with Brighton, Derby County and Leicester City.
Lingard flourished during his loan at West Ham United in the 2020/21 seasons, his return to the club in the 2021/22 season would see him been restricted to just 22 games where he scored 2 goals.
His lack of game time at the United, would lead to him seeing out his contract with the club, and report had emerged of him been linked with a return to West Ham.
Lingard, who has also held talks with Everton, and several other clubs, but it seems Nottingham Forest was his preferred destination.
Nottingham Forest have been busy so far in the transfer market ahead of their long-awaited Premier League return.
The Steve Cooper led side has signed Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi for a club-record £17.5m fee and have recently brought in Moussa Niakhate and Neco Williams – both in deals worth £17m.
Jeese Lingard joining the team will provide much quality to premier league new boys, as they aim to preserve their stay in the premier league after being absent for so long.