Jesse Lingard may be in line to reunite with Jose Mourinho after he leaves Man Utd. There are several transfer offers from Serie A.
Jesse Lingard has a lucrative future in Italy waiting – with a Jose Mourinho reunion one of THREE Serie A options now tempting the out of favour Manchester United star.
The contract expires for the 29-year-old midfielder. He is thought to be open to Premier League offers from West Ham or Newcastle. Lingard, a former England star, is interested in an Italian job. He was inspired by seeing his former Old Trafford teammate Chris Smalling and England friend Tammy Abraham revive their careers at Roma.
AC Milan and Juventus, the current League leaders, are believed to be keen on Lingard. Mourinho continues to admire Lingard’s success at Old Trafford. Lingard was at United for the majority of his career, and Mourinho credited Lingard with his improvement.
Lingard, despite the fact that his club career suffered in the last two seasons at United, is a good option as a free agent. Even the biggest Serie A clubs are tight for cash.
Lingard’s international ambitions have also stalled but the attacking star will bag the biggest contract of his career this summer with reports suggesting he might pick-up in excess of £150,000-a-week with signing on fees.
Newcastle might be able t match that, but it seems too expensive for West Ham, despite Lingard being open to a return to Hammers after his successful loan spell.
Lingard had a great time playing for the Hammers and scoring nine goals in 16 games. Lingard was also on loan at London Stadium, helping to revitalize his struggling career. David Moyes must spend more money on signings to keep Declan Rice at The Hammers, with a striker being the priority.
Lingard was spotted in Milan, meeting Zlatan Ibrahimovich, a former team-mate of Lingard. Smalling is believed to have kept in touch. The United midfielder is desperate to make a late run into Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad – and a switch to Italy could pave the way.