JESSE LINGARD has agreed a £200,000-a-week deal to join Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.
The ex-Manchester United midfielder has verbally committed to a one-year contract at the City Ground.
Lingard held talks with West Ham but the England star has opted for a move to the Premier League newboys, who offered bigger wages than David Moyes’ Hammers.
It is believed the 29-year-old has already undergone a medical ahead of putting pen to paper with Steve Cooper’s men.
Lingard left United after more than 20 years of service at Old Trafford, coming through the youth ranks to the first team.
But the 32-capped Three Lions ace fell out of favour with the Red Devils and had a spell on loan with West Ham during the 2020-21 season.
Lingard enjoyed a successful time in east London, scoring nine goals in 16 Prem starts.
He returned to United aiming for a fresh start under ex-boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but he only played 22 times last season, four of which were starts.
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