Jesse Lingard Will listen to the pitches of the two MLS clubs when he visits the US 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 season.
But the England international has plenty of suitors. David Moyes is a ‘huge fan’ of Lingard, according to a report from ESPNEverton manager Frank Lampard has already registered his interest.
The same report also states that two Major League Soccer clubs are interested in signing Lingard. In fact, both teams will offer a “leading” deal to the player and his team when they visit the United States.
The biggest factor for Lingard at this point in his career is his regular playing time.
He is hoping to break into the 26-man England squad led by Gareth Southgate for the World Cup in Qatar this winter, which of course will require a lot of minutes with the first team.
Jesse Lingard plans to travel to the US to hear pitches from MLS clubs. West Ham and Everton remain interested but Lingard kept his options open after leaving Man United https://t.co/fttRfs0d0b
– Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) 6 July 2022
One thing is for sure; There will be plenty of competition to sign for Lingard. According to him, West Ham has already made contact with his representatives ESPNWhile Italian giants Inter Milan and Juventus were also said to be interested.
Lingard, who joined Manchester United’s Under-9 side in 2001, made 232 appearances for the Reds after making his debut in the competition against Swansea during the 2014/15 season.
He scored 35 goals in total, including the winning goal against West Ham in September – his last for the Premier League club.
In a lengthy statement on the club’s website, United confirmed that Lingard will be leaving at the end of June.
The final paragraph reads: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jesse for all the memories he helped create during his two decades here and wish him all the best in his future career.”
Meanwhile, Lingard penned an emotional statement of his own. Her text: “I was born and raised red. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been touched by leaving a club of the 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. Thank you very much. Much love to Jlingz.”
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