Jesse Lingard is one of the Premier League revelations in the second half of the season. For many a transfer means a setback but it has not been the case in the English career.
West Ham was the club that decided to ‘rescue’ Jesse Lingard from Manchester United. With the Red Devils, the attacker barely played 179 minutes in the first half of the season.
It seems that they changed the footballer for another, he has participated in all possible meetings with the Hammers except for the one that played against Manchester United, due to the clauses of his loan contract. In eight games he has scored six goals and has given four assists, so he participates in a touchdown every 70.9 minutes.
These numbers even surpassed what he did last season, where he played 40 games, added 1,888 but only scored four goals and provided two assists. Sure you remember Lingard playing for Manchester United for a long time but the reality is that, as a regular, the Englishman has been in the institution since 2015.
The reality is that it was not easy for the one who also became a national team to establish himself with the Red Devils, even when he showed his qualities since he was practically a child. As is known, clubs tend to give up young players for activity if they have no place in the first team.
Loans, the perfect way for Lingard
While the practice of loaning players to lower-ranking teams is common, the case of Jesse Lingard is somewhat different. Since 2012, when he had already been through the English Under-21 team, he had been waiting for his big break at Manchester United.
As we already indicated, this did not happen until three years later, same in which Jesse went through four different clubs in England. This is how he wore the Leicester City, Birmingham City, Brighton Albion and Derby County jerseys.
In neither of these teams he spent even six months, even with the Foxes barely and played 76 minutes five games in two months. This mattered little for him to perform well in all those who gave him minutes. Including what he has done at West Ham, the Englishman accumulates 18 goals and 13 assists in 53 games played on his loans.
It should be noted that he is not an area striker as he is used to playing as a midfielder or winger for any band. Now, it is unknown if he will once again return with the Red Devils, but for now he has West Ham in Champions League positions, when they were in the middle of the table at the end of the first round.