Having been revitalised with the Hammers, Lingard has earned a recall to the England fold for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Speaking to TalkSPORT this week in the build-up to the internationals, the 28-year-old has revealed the national team boss influenced his decision.
“He’s shown a lot of support and belief in me, he gave me my England debut, which I’m proud of, I still kept in contact with him even though we weren’t playing, just to get his advice on what I should do.
“It was just about the right move, whether it was going out to Europe or staying in the Premier League. He said, ‘If I was you, I would stay in the Premier League’. After that, it was about finding a Premier League side and West Ham fitted in perfectly,”
Whatever the circumstances were to land Lingard at the Irons, it’s proven to be a match made in heaven.
David Moyes will be desperate to ensure a relationship that extends beyond the end of this season.