Manchester United are believed to be considering leaving Jesse Lingard in January despite the striker’s positive start to the new season.
The England international has been heavily linked with a return to West Ham United throughout the summer after scoring nine goals in 16 games on loan for the club last season but has since been back with Old’s first team. integrates Trafford.
About 18 months before joining the Hammers on a temporary basis, the academy graduate had left the pecking order in his youth club well behind, though he now appears to be playing a role after being in the first few weeks of the season.
While mostly limited to substitute appearances, the 28-year-old made the most of those brief cameos, notably scoring against Newcastle United and a late winner against former club West Ham, while also coming off the bench to assist Cristiano Ronaldo Result hit in the dramatic win against Villarreal.
However, the player has hinted that he may need more regular playing time to secure a spot on Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad next year.
According to the Sun, The Red Devils are apparently open to dragging him on to a “discount deal” during the winter window if he does not agree to renew his current contract.
According to the report, the two parties are in negotiations on an improved deal, with Lingard believed to have been offered around £ 135,000 a week to sign up on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
If he declines that offer, United is likely to sell him in January for a fee of around $ 15 million.
People like West Ham and Leicester City have been linked to a move, as have Newcastle United after their recent takeover, although Lingard is believed to be keen to stay where he is as long as he gets “reassurances” about his game time under Solskjaer.
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