Since being released by Nottingham Forest, the former Manchester United midfielder has been an unsigned free agent.
Jesse Lingard has been working with West Ham for the past three weeks, according to David Moyes, who chose not to say he intends to sign the former Manchester United midfielder.
Since departing Nottingham Forest at the end of his one-year deal this summer, the 30-year-old has been without a team. After winning the Europa League and League Cup and scoring the game-winning extra-time goal in the 2016 FA Cup final, the England World Cup goal scorer left United in 2022 when his contract with the club expired.
After leaving, Lingard joined Steve Cooper at Forest, where he scored twice and provided one assist each while there. He was not, however, given the opportunity to extend his contract. There had been rumors that he would return to West Ham, where he had a productive loan season in 2021.
David Moyes, the current manager of the Hammers and a former manager of Manchester United, claims that Jesse Lingard is present and making progress toward being fully healthy, but he made no mention of a potential contract.
“Jesse has trained with us for three weeks and he’s greatly improved from when he first came in,” he told talkSPORT. He’s in excellent shape right now, considerably better than when he initially arrived. To be honest, I believe Jesse’s nine goals in 15 games after joining us two years ago made the difference in our first-ever entry into Europe.
“I want to give him every chance to get better on his own before I see how he does. There isn’t really an update at the moment other than to say that he’s back and approaching the levels of fitness you’d think he would be at.