Tottenham Eying Up £30m Deal To Sign Jesse Lingard From Manchester United
Tottenham are plotting a £30m bid to sign out-of-favour Manchester United player Jesse Lingard, according to reports.
The 27-year-old has fallen down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will be a free agent next summer.
Lingard, who was linked with a move to Italy in January, made 40 appearances across all competitions last season and only managed to score four times and registered two assists.
The England international was also left out of the United squad for their shock 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Now, The Daily Star reports that Tottenham are ready to hand Lingard a fresh start and help him end his United 'nightmare.'
According to the newspaper, Lingard was 'seething' when United boss Solskjaer informed him that he wouldn't make the bench for his side's opening Premier League match.
The Daily Star claims that the United player has tried to hold talks with Solskjaer over his future in the United boss' plans, but he has 'found himself ignored.'
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Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to 'take full advantage' of Lingard's current predicament at United by offering him a second chance at Spurs.
Spurs have bolstered their squad options with the stunning acquisitions of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid.
And it's believed that the 'Special One' wants to add more signings before the window shuts as Spurs challenge for a top-four place this season.
Former United player Luke Chadwick recently suggested that Lingard still has plenty left to offer Solskjaer at the Red Devils.
"Jesse Lingard's obviously got a great history at the club, coming through the academy [...]," he told CaughtOffside.
"[He] got into the first-team, had some real good spells and probably suffered due to his personal situation affecting his form last season.
"But on form I think Jesse Lingard can offer so much to Manchester United. We speak about players like [Paul] Pogba, [Bruno] Fernandes, who are all wonderful on the ball, but I think what Lingard offers is wonderful movement, whether he plays in central or wide areas.
"He understands the game really well in terms of his movement off the ball."
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