Jesse Lingard has regained his lost form and Arsenal are interested in the creative player.
It is no secret that Arsenal is looking for players to reinforce their squad. It has been a rather dismal season for the Gunners. They are currently at the 11th position in the league table and chances of European qualification are really slim.
The only hope which remains is winning the UEFA Europa League. As of now, Mikel Arteta is being given time but if Arsenal drops out of the Europa league things might change for the manager. In any scenario, the club will have to make some changes for the next season.
Even if a new manager comes this Arsenal team will need some improvements. Arsenal needs a good defensive signing along with someone to create in the centre of the pitch for the attacking players.
The club is being linked with a lot of players and Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard is one of them. Yes, that’s correct, Arsenal are very impressed with how Jesse Lingard has turned things around for himself.
The midfielder was out of favor since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes. In the mid-season window, Lingard made his move to West Ham on loan till the end of the season and he has been sensational for the Hammers.
Since moving Lingard has 7 goals and 3 assists in 9 games for the Hammers. Arsenal needs to make a similar turnaround next season and maybe Jesse Lingard can spearhead that. United will be open to offers and Arsenal can try and negotiate a deal for him.
Manchester United will be accepting offers for Lingard
Lingard has finally started getting some regular game time with West Ham. That is possibly the very reason behind his improved performances. With the tall pecking order at Manchester United, he just wasn’t getting enough opportunities.
The player has regained his form with West Ham and is playing really well. But the scenario at United still remains the same. Lingard will have to agree with coming off the bench if he stays with United and given his recent form he probably wouldn’t want that.
This is why it would be better for him to have a fresh start. According to reports from The Daily Star West Ham want to sign him permanently and Arsenal too are showing interest in his availability. This comes as good news for Manchester United.
They can now ask for a higher transfer fee for their player’s services. Lingard still has a year left on his contract with Manchester United which does give them a base for negotiations. Apparently, the club has given a price tag of £30m for his services.
It would be a good deal for both parties. Lingard will have his fresh start and United will get some financial help heading into the next window. But the big question is would Lingard prefer Arsenal over West Ham?
He’s really enjoying a key place in West Ham’s squad. If Lingard were to complete his move to Arsenal there is a chance he might not get as much game time as he is getting now. This is something Arsenal will have to work on if they want to go ahead with the move.