Former Manchester United star Jesse Lingard is scheduled to meet MLS clubs
According to sources who spoke to ESPN, former Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard is planning a trip to the United States to hear groundbreaking pitches from Major League Soccer teams interested in signing the free agent this summer.
Jesse Lingard is presently a free agent after leaving Manchester United. On June 30, the 29-year-old’s contract with United was up, marking his official entry into the open market.
He has various choices in front of him, including a transfer to either Everton or West Ham United who are vying for his signing, despite his inability to find a new club thus far.
But, now it is believed that the 29-year-old and his representatives will meet with two MLS teams that are also interested in pitching what have been called “ground-breaking” deals.
Lingard’s contract with Manchester United was slated to expire this summer, and since he was unable to reach an agreement to extend it, he was given a free release. The Englishman, a graduate of the renowned United academy, has experienced memorable experiences while wearing a Man Utd jersey.
Lingard, a top prodigy when young, was destined for the top but has fallen short of the expectations placed on him. Despite that, he has had a very good career up to this point and still has a lot of football left in him.
His statistics haven’t been terrible, to put it mildly—he played 231 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.
Lingard only made a meagre 21 appearances for Man United last season, in all competitions, scoring twice and assisting once. It is becoming more and more clear that the English playmaker needs to change his environment.
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Whatever has transpired, Lingard has displayed flashes of brilliance at Old Trafford. However, leaving the demanding European stage so soon would have cost him the opportunity to rediscover his ‘Mojo’.
The 2020–21 season included a remarkable six-month loan for the England international with West Ham United. If he moves to West Ham, a repeat of his loan period there might be sufficient for him to board the plane for Qatar with Gareth Southgate’s team later this year.