Nottingham Forest sign Lingard as a parameter zero

LONDON: Newly promoted Nottingham Forest announced Thursday they have signed former Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard as a parameter zero. The United Lingard academy graduate ended his 22-year association with the club after his contract expired last month. The 29-year-old England international, who made his debut with United in 2014, has scored 35 goals in more than 200 appearances with the club. Forest did not disclose the length of the contract, but Sky reported having signed a one-year contract. Reports linked Lingard with the possibility of moving to Newcastle United or returning to West Ham United, with whom he spent a successful loan spell in the 2020-2021 season, during which he scored nine goals. in 16 games. Lingard will wear the number 10 jersey at Forest. Forest strengthened its ranks with many players during the transfer period in course, as he completed the signings of defender Harry Tovolo and midfielder Louis O’Brien from Huddersfield Town, which belongs to the second division. He has also signed with Nico Williams, Taiyo Oneyi, Dean Henderson, Omar Richards, Gillian Biancon and Moussa Nyakate. (Reuters)