Manchester United will not let Jesse Lingard leave the Club any time soon. The Red Devils will try to keep the youngster at Old Trafford as long as they can. Jesse Lingard was linked with an exit from the Premier League Giants this January. The 29-year-old attacker is out of contract at the end of this season and he is not looking to sign an extension at Old Trafford due to his current situation at the club.
Jesse Lingard has been struggling to get enough game time this season even after the Managerial change at Old Trafford. Jesse Lingard has not started a Premier League game for Manchester United for over two years. Meanwhile, he has made only eight substitute appearances this season.
The 29-year-old was sent to West Ham United On loan until the rest of the remaining Campaign last season. He experienced a great time with the West Londoners as he scored 9 goals in 16 appearances. His stint at West Ham was a glimpse of what Lingard has to offer in the Premier League and suggested that he has found a new home in Stratford, east London.
Reports have suggested that he could join West Ham permanently when his contract ends. West Ham is currently fifth in the table, one point behind Arsenal in fourth and three ahead of United in seventh. Manchester United are already 22 points behind leaders and cross-town rivals Manchester City. The best thing that United can achieve this season in the Premier League is to secure a top-four finish.
Manchester United’s decision on Jesse Lingard could stop the Englishman’s summer transfer plan
West Ham can lodge another bid in an attempt to bring Jesse Lingard back to the London Stadium this month. The 29-year-old has not started a single English Top-flight game for Manchester United this season. He has only played just 88 minutes of league football under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and now under Ralf Rangnick.
Lingard has entered the final six months of his current deal and has no interest in penning an extension. West Ham would be happy to get him as he was crucial for them to achieve Europa League qualification for this season. He had an excellent time with the Hammers when he was on loan in London in the second half of the last term.
However, the Mirror understands that Manchester United are not willing to sanction such a move. The report adds that the Red Devils do not want to let Lingard join a direct rival for a Champions League spot, but the England international is still showing no signs of wanting to extend his deal.
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