Jesse Lingard

Former England and Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has joined South Korean side FC Seoul on a two-year deal.

FC Seoul plays in South Korea's top flight league, the K league 1. Lingard 31, signed the deal on Thursday.

He has been a free agent since leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season.

"I've always wanted a different challenge and to create new memories in my career," Lingard said in a video shared on YouTube.

The move will see Lingard become the highest profile foreign player ever signed by a K League club.

"I believe being in South Korea is the perfect place for that," Lingard said.

Lingard came through Manchester United's youth ranks to make his first-team debut under Louis van Gaal in August 2014.

He went on to make 232 appearances for United, scoring 35 goals as he helped United win the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.

Lingard joined Forest on a one-year deal in July 2022 after his contract expired with the Red Devils.

He has also had loan spells with Leicester, Birmingham, Brighton, Derby and West Ham, won the last of his 32 England caps in a 5-0 win over Andorra in October 2021.