JESSE LINGARD’S new record-breaking salary in South Korea has allegedly been revealed.
The ex-Manchester United star, 31, has been unemployed since the end of June.
That was when his one-year deal at Nottingham Forest came to an end.
Lingard originally trained with West Ham, who he previously enjoyed a loan spell with, after his City Ground departure but then decided to join up with Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq – who are managed by Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard.
But he was unable to pen a contract with them as they have a limit on foreign players in the Saudi League.
That led to him sharing more clips of himself training – which resulted in Paul Scholes hitting out at him with an X-rated post.
Now he is finally on the verge of securing a club and his new supporters cannot wait to see him in action.
Lingard was mobbed by fans as he arrived in South Korea to complete his FC Seoul transfer and was even bizarrely handed a flute.
Now details of his extraordinary switch to the other side of the world have been revealed.
He is believed to have agreed a two-year contract that will make him the highest-paid player in the K-League if his alleged salary is true – although it is still some way off the £100,000-a-week he pocketed at United.
Chosun Ilbo, via Korea JoongAng Daily, claims that Lingard will earn £17,500 per week, which equates to an annual salary of £910,000.
It was claimed that 26 teams were interested in Lingard, including Italian giants Lazio, but his arrival in South Korea suggests that is where he is heading.
FC Seoul are six-time K League champions and have twice reached the Asian Champions League final.
And Lingard could link-up in midfield with another ex-Premier League star in former Swansea and Newcastle ace Ki Sung-yeung.