Jesse Lingard has dropped a massive hint that he's about to join West Ham United after posting a photo of himself in a Hammers shirt on social media.
The forward's future at Manchester United is hanging by a thread following reports of a breakdown in contract extension talks, with his current deal set to run out in June.
The 28-year-old is unhappy about how little he's featured for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side this season, despite being assured of more minutes over the summer.
Taking to Instagram, the England international appeared to suggest he's heading back to east London after posting a snap of himself in West Ham gear.
Not only that, the Hammers' official Instagram page recently posted a photo of Lingard celebrating a goal against Wolves last season, under which West Ham midfielder Declan Rice posted an 'eyes' emoji before tagging Lingard, who also commented with a cloud emoji.
It's understood that United are in favour of selling the player, rather than loaning him out again, and a £10 million deal is expected to be agreed between the clubs in January.
Lingard enjoyed a successful loan spell at the club in the second half of last season, scoring nine goals and five assists to help propel David Moyes' side into Europe – and almost landing himself an unlikely spot in England's Euro 2020 squad.
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Moyes wanted to sign Lingard permanently in the summer but Solskjaer blocked the move, insisting that the winger was in his first-team plans.
Though the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho have pushed Lingard back down the pecking order, and he's only managed one start in a United shirt so far this season, coincidentally coming against West Ham in September.
Speaking about Lingard's future at Old Trafford, Solskjaer said: "Jesse is training really hard, really well and he's ready and available for me, disappointed he's not playing more.
"In regards to contract situations and talks, I've not been in them very closely. For me, Jesse is still a big part of this squad and important and he gives quality to the group every day.
"Every player wants to play as much as possible, with Jesse and all my players. They're working really hard, can't fault the attitude when they're called upon. Jesse has done well when he's played for us and with the games coming up he's going to play a part."
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