Finally there appears to be a bit of interest in Jesse Lingard.
There needs to be. Lingard does not appear to have much of a future at Manchester United.
He has not started a Premier League game since January 1.
This past weekend he failed to even make the substitute’s bench against Crystal Palace, despite being one of the players who was judged to be fit after starting the pre-season friendly the previous week.
Now there have been reports linking Lingard with an exit.
The Star claims former United boss Jose Mourinho is interested in taking Lingard to Tottenham.
The report claims Spurs are looking at a £30 million move for Lingard, and that’s where this appears too good to be true.
£30 million is the most United could possibly expect to receive for Lingard.
But if the club play hardball and refuse to accept any less, Lingard will likely stay.
If Spurs have any sense, they will be trying to get this deal closer towards £20 million.
It is hard to see a negotiations between Daniel Levy and Ed Woodward being conducted swiftly.
Spurs would be a good move for Lingard, as Jose Mourinho may be able to get the best out of him.
At United last season he scored just one Premier League goal, and provided no assists, in 931 minutes of football.
Solskjaer has lost faith in him as a regular starter, understandably, and it is time Lingard moves on for the sake of his own career.
To get £30 million would be a big surprise, so United will likely have to settle for much less.
In a summer in which the club have so far failed to get a fee for a single player, simply getting Lingard off the books will be seen as a success.
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