Jesse Lingard hits back at claims he signed for Forest for the money and says it was about the love

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Jesse Lingard hits again at claims he joined Nottingham Forest for the cash and says his transfer was all the way down to ‘love’ proven by the homeowners… after Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville each criticised his resolution to hitch the membership

  •  Jesse Lingard has hit again at claims he moved to Nottingham Forest for cash
  • The 29-year-old says it was all the way down to the love proven by the golf equipment homeowners 
  • Lingard states he turned down presents from overseas that had been providing additional cash  
  • The midfielder has been closely criticised by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher 

Jesse Lingard has defended his resolution to signal for Nottingham Forest this summer time and denied it was a transfer motivated by cash. 

The England midfielder has confronted criticism over selecting to maneuver to The City Ground forward of West Ham, who had been excited by bringing Lingard again to the London Stadium. 

Punditry duo Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have each said that they assume Lingard’s resolution to signal for Forest was in regards to the cash, however the 29-year-old has hit again on the claims and stated it was all the way down to the love he was proven by the homeowners of the membership. 

Lingard has defended his decision to sign for Nottingham Forest and said it's not for the money

Lingard has defended his resolution to signal for Nottingham Forest and stated it is not for the cash

The England midfielder has stated it was the love shown from Forest that convinced him

The England midfielder has said it was the love proven from Forest that satisfied him 

Speaking to BBC’s Football Focus, the brand new Forest star stated that he may have earned more cash elsewhere, however needed to remain within the Premier League. 

‘There had been numerous different choices’. Lingard stated.

‘I may have gone overseas for some huge cash however I wish to keep within the Premier League.

‘I spoke to the homeowners and so they confirmed that love. They needed to return to my home, they needed to return to London, all in fast succession to try to get the deal performed. 

‘When I see that type of love, in fact I’m going to say yeah.’  

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

The former Manchester United participant left Old Trafford this summer time on the expiry of his contract and West Ham had been eager to take the participant again to East London, the place he loved a profitable mortgage stint in 2021. 

However, as a substitute Lingard penned a one-year, £80,000 per-week contract at Nottingham Forest, which may rise to £120,000 in potential bonuses. 

It’s a transfer that Liverpool legend Carragher believes was all in regards to the cash and slammed Lingard on Part Two of the Overlap Live Fan Debate. 

‘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 choosing Nottingham Forest proper now, earlier than West Ham and what they’ve performed 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 signifies that subsequent yr on a free or Bosman [ruling].

Lingard enjoyed a successful loan spell with West Ham but snubbed a move back to the club

Lingard loved a profitable mortgage spell with West Ham however snubbed a transfer again to the membership

Fellow pundit Gary Neville was equally vital of the previous Red Devils star, calling the signing ‘transactional’ and fears the transfer won’t finish nicely. 

‘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 will go subsequent yr – it will not finish nicely.

‘Fans do not like transactional stuff like that. They are completely happy to play the sport. They [Nottingham Forest] may have formed it a distinct means. Two years [on a contract] and if we go down, a little bit clause within the contract that claims you may depart 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 cost.’

Forest have been busy within the switch market this summer time, including eleven extra new faces to their seize of Lingard, as they embark on their first Premier League marketing campaign since 1999.