If £3million is enough for the Manchester United star, Spurs must beat Newcastle in the race at 29
Newcastle United are reportedly planning a £3m move to sign Jesse Lingard from Manchester United – but if £3m is enough, Tottenham must pounce. West Ham are also interested in the English ace.
Lingard, 29, is out of contract at the end of the season. The England star has started just two of his 14 appearances for Manchester United going 21-22. It comes after he opted to return to Old Trafford from West Ham on loan.
Indeed, Lingard scored nine goals and provided five assists in 16 games for West Ham in the 20-21 second half. But he opted to return to Old Trafford, a move that didn’t pay off for the former Hammers ace.
The Star reports that West Ham and Newcastle both want Lingard – although Newcastle are planning to do so this month, bidding £3million. The Mail claim Tottenham want Lingard but only on a free transfer.
Our opinion: Tottenham must be on red alert, for 3 million pounds Lingard
It remains to be seen if Manchester United are ready to do business and cash in on Lingard for the small fee. But he has no chance under Ralf Rangnick, and a move would at least get United something.
Tottenham, meanwhile, need a bit of inspiration somewhere. They need to bring in a player who can play on the right, complementing Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. Lucas Moura is good, but can be improved.
For just £3m, Lingard is spot on. Proven Premier League, but also able to step back and play more of a midfield role. If Kane is unavailable, he can also play upstairs as a fake good guy. Spurs need to pounce.
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