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Jesse Lingard Set To Travel To United States To Hear 'Ground-Breaking' Pitches From MLS Clubs

Jack Kenmare

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Jesse Lingard Set To Travel To United States To Hear 'Ground-Breaking' Pitches From MLS Clubs

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Jesse Lingard will listen to pitches from two MLS clubs when he visits the United States with his representatives in the coming weeks, according to reports.

The 29-year-old midfielder, who left Manchester United at the end of his contract last month, has yet to make a decision on where he will play ahead of the upcoming 2022/23 campaign.

But the England international has plenty of suitors. David Moyes is a 'keen admirer' of Lingard, according to a report from ESPN, while Everton boss Frank Lampard has already registered his interest.

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That same report also mentions two Major League Soccer clubs being interested in Lingard's signature. In fact, both teams will pitch a 'ground-breaking' deal to the player and his team when they visit the US.

The biggest factor for Lingard at this stage of his career is regular playing time.

He hopes to break into Gareth Southgate's 26-man England squad for the World Cup in Qatar this winter, which will, of course, require plenty of first-team minutes.

One thing is for sure; there will be plenty of competition to sign Lingard. West Ham have already made contact with his representatives, according to ESPN, while Italian giants Inter Milan and Juventus are also said to be interested.

Lingard, who joined Manchester United's Under-9s team in 2001, played 232 games for the Reds after making his competitive debut against Swansea during the 2014/15 campaign.

He scored 35 times in total, including a winner against West Ham in September – his last goal for the Premier League club.

In a lengthy statement on the club's website, United confirmed Lingard will depart at the end of June.

The final paragraph read: "We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jesse for all of the memories he’s helped create during his two decades here and wish him the best of luck in his future career."

United's official Twitter account then posted a tribute video titled: 'It was all a dream...'

Lingard, meanwhile, penned an emotional statement of his own. It read: "Born and bred a red. Over the last few weeks, I've been emotional about leaving a club that is family. After 22 years I’ve had so many special memories and moments that I will cherish forever.

"Manchester United will always remain in my heart. A massive thank you. Lots of love Jlingz."

Who should Lingard join this summer? Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Jesse Lingard, Manchester United, Transfers, England

Jack Kenmare
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