Manchester United name their price for Jesse Lingard as Premier League clubs target January swoop
Manchester United’s stance on Jesse Lingard
With his contract set to expire in 2022, Jesse Lingard opted to stay at Manchester United this summer, after an incredibly successful spell with David Moyes at West Ham. The Englishman contributed to 14 goals (9 goals and 5 assists) in 16 appearances for the Irons.
Good vibes in the camp @England 🙏🏾😁 #Jlingz pic.twitter.com/CWFZpuOPYh
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) October 7, 2021
However, since returning, Lingard has made just 6 appearances totalling 136 minutes for the Red Devils, and while he was called up to the England squad this time around, the lack of playing time does not bode well for his Three Lions future ahead of the World Cup in 12 months.
As a result, contract talks have reportedly stalled, with the 28 year old demanding 135,000 pounds per week and, more importantly, a larger role in the side going forwards.
Man Utd call Jesse Lingard’s bluff amid contract stand-off ahead of transfer window https://t.co/gEiokTisZ2
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) October 12, 2021
Now, as per the Mirror, Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for their asset.
Trio of Premier League clubs on Red-Devil Alert
Should January roll around with no change to the situation, the Mirror report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. would be willing to cash in on Lingard for as little as 15 million pounds, rather than risk losing him for free in the summer.
This has allegedly alerted a trio of clubs to the possibility of signing him for a relatively low price, with West Ham once more interested in bringing him back to the London Stadium. Additionally, Leicester are looking for an alternative to James Maddison as they look to find some league form after a poor start to the campaign.
Finally, and perhaps most interestingly, Newcastle United are rumoured to be interested in making Lingard one of the new owners’ first signings for the club, along with Burnley defender James Tarkowski.
With a three-way fight set to erupt for Lingard’s services, is 15 million pounds a fair price?