Jesse Lingard, a former attacking midfielder for Manchester United, has finalized a free transfer to Nottingham Forest.
After winning promotion to the Premier League, the 29-year-old, who has 32 England caps, becomes Forest’s 11th summer acquisition.
When his contract expired at the end of June, he left United after more than 20 years with the organization.
The duration of Lingard’s contract has not been made public by Forest.
He had also been linked with a move back to West Ham, where he spent the 2020–21 season on loan and scored nine goals in 16 Premier League appearances.Lingard made 22 appearances for Manchester United last season, but only four of them were starts. He has also spoken with Everton.
He will wear the number 10 jersey at the City Ground, where he will pair up with former Manchester United teammate Dean Henderson.
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) July 21, 2022