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Jesse Lingard’s Loan Deal To West Ham Includes 'Hidden Clause' That Could Benefit Manchester United

Jesse Lingard’s Loan Deal To West Ham Includes 'Hidden Clause' That Could Benefit Manchester United

Manchester United could reportedly pocket a lump of extra cash from Jesse Lingard's loan spell to West Ham should the Hammers qualify for Europe.

Lingard, 28, has struggled to feature regularly under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign and only made three appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils this season.

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But now the England international, whose United contract is set to expire next summer, has been handed a lifeline after moving to West Ham in the January window.

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According to The Daily Mail, United could earn a hefty £500,000 from West Ham should they qualify for a European competition by the end of the season.

The London club splashed out £1.5m on the loan fees for Lingard, along with covering the entirety of the United player's £100,000-per-week wages.

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Lingard, who will wear the No 11 shirt at West Ham, will remain on loan at the Hammers until the end of the season.

And the West Ham new boy has been reunited with West Ham boss David Moyes, who he worked under during the Scotsman's ill-fated United spell.

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Lingard told West Ham TV: "I'm excited. It's another new chapter in my life.

"Nothing is guaranteed but I've come here to work hard and help the team and bring my experience. That's the main aim.

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"I just want to enjoy my football and get back playing again and get my feet back on the pitch.

"There were lots of clubs involved but, for me personally, I felt this was the right move. I've obviously had a previous relationship with the manager as he was at Man U and I've played under him before, so he knows my qualities and what I can bring to the team.

"I know a couple of the players as well -- I know Dec [Rice] very well from the England side -- and I feel I can really settle in here quickly."

Lingard spoke highly of his relationship with Moyes and insisted that he wants to "help the team push up the table as far as they can."

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The 28-year-old explained: "It's important that a player and manager have a good relationship.

"He's got really good morals, he gets his team working hard and I've had a chat with him already and there are no guarantees -- it's down to me to put the work in and put the graft in, to get into the team and play well week-in, week-out.

"I can't wait to show [the West Ham fans] what I've got in store. I'm excited and I want to help the team push up the table as far as they can."

Featured Image Credit: West Ham/PA

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, red devils, Premier League, West Ham United, Hammers, Jesse Lingard

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