Man United could well cash in on Jesse Lingard in the mid-season window.
The Red Devils have dug their heels in when it comes to player sales recently. The biggest example of that came over the summer with Jesse Lingard.
West Ham wanted to buy him outright, though no deal came to fruition as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to keep the Englishman around.
Lingard would score a top-class goal against West Ham to give us a massive three points, with the attacker looking sharp in the games since then, too.
However, United are now considering a cut-price sale of the versatile first-teamer in January. That’s according to The Sun.
Lingard has struggled for regular starts this term, while contract talks are ongoing with the Old Trafford club. It’s understood he’s been offered £135k-a-week to remain a Red Devil.
However, Lingard has refused all offers thus far as he seeks assurances about his first-team future, which is more than fair.
Lingard holds United close to his heart, while the Reds are trying to protect their asset. Next summer, Lingard could walk away for free if he so chooses, leaving the ball firmly in his court.
With that in mind, United could choose to cash in on Lingard in January, with a £15million fee being quoted by The Sun. That’s £10m less than the £25m asking price from the summer transfer window just gone.
I love Jesse. I’d love for him to stay. That said, I can’t help but feel a move away is in the best interests of all parties here. He needs that regular game-time to maintain his place within the England squad. It’s no good for anyone with him just sitting on the bench for the most part here at Old Trafford…
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