‘He went there for money!’: Carragher and Neville blast Jesse Lingard’s move to Nottingham Forest

‘He went for MONEY!’: Jamie Carragher blasts Jesse Lingard for signing a one-year, £120,000-a-week deal at Nottingham Forest as Gary Neville says the ex-United star’s popularity has ‘taken successful’

  • Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have slammed Jesse Lingard’s latest transfer 
  • The midfielder signed a profitable take care of Nottingham Forest this summer season 
  • Lingard was pursued by different groups however opted for the very best paying deal 
  • The punditry duo counsel that Lingard’s popularity has ‘taken successful’ this window 

Punditry duo Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have slammed Jesse Lingard’s resolution to maneuver to Nottingham Forest – and counsel his popularity has ‘taken successful’.

The former Man United midfielder accomplished a transfer to the newly-promoted Premier League facet final month after snubbing West Ham, who had been additionally interested by his companies.

Lingard has since been on the receiving finish of a lot of criticisms, and the punditry duo didn’t maintain again of their options that he moved to Forest ‘for the cash’.

Jamie Carragher (L) and Gary Neville slammed Jesse Lingard's recent move at their event

Jamie Carragher (L) and Gary Neville slammed Jesse Lingard’s latest transfer at their occasion

Lingard signed a lucrative deal worth £120,000-a-week with Nottingham Forest this summer

Lingard signed a profitable deal value £120,000-a-week with Nottingham Forest this summer season

Speaking in Part Two of the Overlap Live Fan Debate, Carragher stated: ‘He [Jesse Lingard] went there [Nottingham Forest] for the cash. I really like Nottingham Forest, that they’re again [in the Premier League].

‘If any footballer is selecting Nottingham Forest proper now, earlier than West Ham and what they’ve achieved within the final two or three years, they’ve clearly gone there for a couple of quid. And, the truth that he is solely signed for a yr implies that subsequent yr on a free or Bosman [ruling]. 

‘There’s a superb likelihood Forest may go down, nevertheless it places Jesse Lingard in a superb place if he will get eight to 10 objectives for them. But, if West Ham need you proper now, I am unable to consider he by no means went to West Ham. It’s good for Nottingham Forest.’

The England worldwide, who left Manchester United on the finish of his contract, turned his again on West Ham to signal for Forest regardless of excelling on mortgage with the Hammers final season. He has penned an £80,000 per week deal primary wage with the remainder to be made up in potential bonuses.

Lingard in action during Forest's 1-1 pre-season draw with Valencia at Meadow Lane

Lingard in motion throughout Forest’s 1-1 pre-season draw with Valencia at Meadow Lane

Meanwhile, Neville claimed that: ‘It simply felt actually transactional [Lingard signing for Nottingham Forest].

‘Football followers, when it comes all the way down to it, later within the yr, if Jesse began to be linked 4 or 5 months in with the place he’ll go subsequent yr – it will not finish effectively.

‘Fans don’t love transactional stuff like that. They are completely satisfied to play the sport. They [Nottingham Forest] may have formed it a special manner. Two years [on a contract] and if we go down, a bit clause within the contract that claims you’ll be able to go away on a free.’

‘Jesse may have been intelligent. Reputationally, he is taken successful. He may have signed a two-year deal the place he leaves on the finish of the season – in the event that they go down – without spending a dime.’

Lingard’s resolution to snub West Ham for Forest means he may very well be in for a frosty reception from the away followers when makes his house debut on August 14. 

Lingard opted against a return to West Ham - where he shone on loan in the 2020-21 season

Lingard opted towards a return to West Ham – the place he shone on mortgage within the 2020-21 season

Neville continued: ‘No one must find out about that clause and it is simply good. Why expose your self to the very fact it appears to be like chilly, ruthless and cash hungry? And he is turned down West Ham. This won’t be good both publicly with the media, or the followers if after six months he is beginning to discuss [moving elsewhere].

‘No one ever questions his work ethic, he is all the time overperformed. He had strain placed on him a couple of years in the past to go, individuals thought he wanted to be Ronaldo or one thing – and he clearly is not that sort of participant.

‘I simply assume by way of the way you painting your self and are seen in soccer – you can also make strikes typically that imply you are portrayed in a manner that will not allow you to in your future life after soccer. This was one among them that he may look again upon and assume ‘I want I hadn’t of achieved that’.

The midfielder could receive a hostile reception from West Ham fans later this month

The midfielder may obtain a hostile reception from West Ham followers later this month

Forest approached Lingard with a profitable £120,000-per-week deal to assist strengthen their squad forward of their first marketing campaign within the Premier League since 1999. 

The Hammers had additionally been within the switch race to signal Lingard completely after his profitable mortgage spell in 2020-21. However, they had been reluctant to lift their very own provide, which was lower than the one made by Forest.

Therefore, Forest gained the switch race to the 29-year-old – who is only one of Steve Cooper’s 12 new signings making ready for the return to the highest flight.