JESSE LINGARD strutted around London with his belongings – just three days after berating West Ham for Premier League new-boys Nottingham Forest.
Former Manchester United ace Lingard appeared destined for a return to the London stadium before penning a one-year deal with Forest that will see him pocket £115,000 a week.
But despite the East Londoners’ snub, the versatile midfielder decided to celebrate the new chapter in his career with a stroll around the capital and sharing snaps on Instagram.
The England international also uploaded a photo of him wearing a forest scarf, which he captioned “Trust the direction God is taking you”.
In other pictures, the former England midfielder posed head-to-toe in an extravagant piano-themed Louis Vuitton outfit on London’s Oxford Street.
Lingard left United on a free transfer in June after his contract expired and turned down a move to West Ham – where he found success in the second half of the 2020-21 season.
The 29-year-old opted for the new Nottingham Forest boys, shocking many and infuriating some Hammers fans.
A West Ham supporter has even urged the club’s faithful to throw fake money at him during the trip to the City Ground on August 14.
Lingard revealed that it was forest owner Evangelos Marinakis’ son, Miltiadis, who convinced him to move to Nottingham.
The attacking midfielder claimed it was Miltiadis’ love and intention that made him join Steve Cooper’s side.
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Lingard told the club’s official website: “Miltiadis played a huge role in bringing me to the club.
“The owners showed me a lot of love from the get go and every time we spoke they were very keen to clear the deal and I loved the aggressive approach.
“It’s what you want as a player, an owner who wants you at the club and shows the love and intention that made me come here.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5858346/man-utd-jesse-lingard-nottingham-forest-miltiadis-marinakis/ Ex-Man Utd ace Jesse Lingard enjoys the day in London after admitting Forest boss Marinakis convinced him to snub West Ham