As we approach the season’s end, transfer rumours are coming thick and fast. One thing that looks increasingly likely to happen is a Jesse Lingard transfer away from Manchester United.
Last month, we covered a story which suggested that United wouldn’t stand in Jesse Lingard’s way if the right offer comes in for him. Today, we have further news.
The latest update in the saga comes from The Guardian, who state that the 27-year-old United attacker has been deemed surplus to requirements, with the Reds willing to listen to offers for the Warrington-born-winger.
Lingard has been a fringe player since the emergence of Mason Greenwood, and although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an ‘admirer’ of the player, United are seemingly looking to move him on.
His current contract expires next summer, though United may well extend that deal by a further twelve months. However, if the right offer is lodged, Lingard will be allowed to leave before October’s transfer deadline.
It’s a massive shame what’s happened to Lingard at United. There was massive potential a couple of years ago, though the attacker just hasn’t kicked on from there – and this season has been a real struggle.
I’m pleased he’s scored in his last two games, all while playing with a smile on his face. However, his time at Old Trafford is done and dusted. He’ll certainly be playing his football elsewhere next season.
Hopefully, a good offer from a respectable club will come his way over the coming weeks and Lingard can get back to concentrating solely on football.
An Everton, Newcastle United or Leicester City would be perfect. A club of that ilk will provide Lingard with an excellent platform to showcase his talents. Unfortunately, there’s just no space for him within this United set up right now.