Tottenham Hotspur have recently showed their interest in the United wantaway and it may be a good deal for all parties concerned. Jesse Lingard doesn’t fit into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans as reflected by team selections. Last year he also hired Mino Raiola as his agent signaling that he may want to leave. We take a look at the impending deal
JESSE LINGARD SHUNNED AT OLD TRAFFORD..
Jesse Lingard is not wanted at Manchester United is something that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not admit, but it shows in his team selections. He had a disastrous season the year before as he only scored 3 goals in all competitions. These are pretty bad numbers for a forward/ attacking midfielder. He was widely accused of not putting a shift and making terrible choices in front of goal. Lingard was slowly eased out of the team with Andreas Pereira and Juan Mata preferred over him. After the arrival of Bruno Fernandes, it became clear that Jesse wasn’t going to be playing so much. Adding that to his poor performances all season and it might be fair to say that he wasn’t missed at all as United rampaged on to secure a Champions League spot.
He was nowhere to be seen in the matchday squad against Crystal Palace. It seems more and more likely that Ole has frozen him out of the squad . (It happened to Zlatan Ibrahimović too at Barcelona).
Currently he is way down the pecking order of players in midfield – after the likes of Bruno Fernandes , Donny van de Beek , Andreas Pereira and Juan Mata. So it is safe to say that he may not be getting first-team football with the Red Devils any time soon.
Check out Jesse’s season review.
A REUNION WITH MOURINHO
Jesse Lingard enjoyed the best years of his career at Old Trafford when Jose was in charge. He took his game to a different level during the 2017 – 18 season during which he scored eight and assisted five. Apparently, Jose Mourinho admires Lingard and wants him to be a part of his team. The deal also depends on the future of Dele Alli which is hanging in the air following PSG’s reported interest in him. Mourinho views Lingard as a worthy replacement as he can play virtually in any position in the attack. He can play as a CAM , LW or RW.
Tottenham have struggled with injuries as of late and could use reinforcements. A deal for Jesse Lingard though would cost them in the region of £20 million.
In my opinion, this is a perfect deal for all concerned parties – United get a player off their wage bill who isn’t in the manager’s plans. He doesn’t want to be here because he isn’t guaranteed first team football. The Red Devils get a decent fee for him and Tottenham get the man they want. There is always the lingering question of selling to a rival club but in the case of Lingard, I think we are way past that. We need to offload him at all costs. Ed Woodward needs to pull this through because Jesse’s market value is plummeting day by day. This is a chance to do some decent business. We can get a decent fee for him before it’s too late. Offloading the deadwood is also a key priority for us. If this deal does go through, we wish Lingard all the best for the future…