Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard could reportedly leave the club for just £ 15million in the January transfer window if he doesn’t sign a new deal by then.
The current contract of the England international expires in the summer and the Red Devil made him an improved offer to stay at Old Trafford. As a matter of fact, The sun claims the 28-year-old was offered £ 135,000 a week to stay there.
However, Lingard has yet to approve the proposal as he wants assurances of how much game time he will have in the future.
The attacking midfielder has only played three Premier League games this season. Neither of these games was a start, despite having impressed the bench many times.
Lingard has scored two goals in his three games as a substitute and is hoping for a regular place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team after the international break.
But with fierce competition for seats at Old Trafford, Lingard faces a big decision in January.
The sun adds that United would be considering offers of just £ 15m for the midfielder. In fact, they’d rather make money than lose him for nothing next summer.
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WM is a must for Lingard
Lingard has already openly admitted that if it didn’t come to Old Trafford he would look elsewhere for regular action. His main goal is to be on the English squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
He said: “Of course the World Cup is far away, but you need regular football. I was so close to the euro. I think it plays a big role and it’s a big factor.
“If you’ve played over 20 or 25 games, you know you’re knocking on the door. Right now I’m doing no harm – if I keep performing well you never know what could happen so I stay confident and when I have time on the pitch I have to keep doing what I am doing.
“You want to start games. As a sub, I’m always ready to play. It’s one of the things I’m going through right now. But I think with the recent gigs we will hopefully see a change in the next few weeks.
West Ham, where Lingard was on loan last season, is considered a favorite for his signature. However. Newcastle has now turned out to be a likely target for their newfound wealth.