Jesse Lingard is wanted by three PL clubs following his exit from Manchester United
Following his departure from Manchester United, Jesse Lingard is officially a free agent. The 29-year-old’s contract with United expired on June 30, at which point he formally entered the Bosman market. Since he had trouble securing a starting berth in the team, it is safe to say that his return to the club last summer did not go well.
Newcastle United wanted to sign him in the January window, but a deal never materialised. In an effort to sign Lingard, Eddie Howe’s club has begun negotiations with him. The Magpies are seeking to sabotage a deal for Tottenham Hotspur and Everton who are already in dialogue with the former Manchester United player.
These three seem to be the only English teams left in the race with reports suggesting that West Ham United’s effort to sign the Englishman fell short, ending their pursuit for the former United man. However, Lingard also has admirers in the Serie A at AC Milan and Roma.
The England international had a standout six-month loan with West Ham United in the 2020–21 campaign, and if he had been sold last summer, Manchester United would have received a fee. In retrospect, doing that would have been smart because they are now losing the player for nothing even though he barely played for them during the campaign.
It was disappointing to observe how Lingard’s relationship with the fans soured at the end of the campaign. Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes stated Jesse Lingard told him the locker room was “toxic” which did little to help matters.
In time for the World Cup in Qatar later this year, Jesse Lingard might be trying to rejoin the England team. The 29-year-old must make sure he chooses a team where he is assured playing time in order to do this.
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His statistics at United haven’t been terrible, to put it mildly—he played 232 games with the Red Devils, scoring 35 goals and dishing out 21 assists in all competitions. Even though he would have preferred to demonstrate greater consistency, his career has been fairly successful.
Regardless of what happened, Lingard has displayed flashes of brilliance at Old Trafford. We must be appreciative of that and hope for the best for him in the future.