Manchester United are set to hand a bumper new contract to Jesse Lingard, following some excellent World Cup performances for England.
That’s what The Sun writes in an exclusive, they say that Lingard, who currently earns around £75,000-a-week, could potentially double his weekly wage to £150,000-a-week.
24-year-old Lingard only put pen to paper on his current deal just over twelve months ago, but after turning into a key figure for both club and country, it makes perfect sense to hand him new terms; potentially warding off bids from other clubs.
Under Jose Mourinho, I think Lingard is clearly United’s most-improved player. He’s certainly taken his game to the next level, and it wasn’t that long ago when he was largely on the periphery of things. Now, he’s the first name on the team-sheet.
Lingard’s best asset, without a doubt, is his sublime movement. It’s an underrated aspect in football, and his ability to shift and drag defenders into areas they aren’t comfortable is an art. Not only does he create chances for himself, but his work-rate means there is more space and opportunity for others to work in.
I’m all for handing him a new contract, if anyone deserves it, he does.