Twitter Reacts To Jesse Lingard’s Shock Transfer Links With Arsenal
Jesse Lingard could replace Dani Ceballos at Arsenal.
Dani Ceballos, who joined the North London outfit on loan from Real Madrid last summer, is expected to return to Spain following a disappointing spell in the Premier League.
Now, Mikel Arteta is reportedly on the hunt for a new attacking midfielder, and the Athletic believes Arsenal ‘ would not rule out’ making a move for Jesse Lingard, as they don’t have the budget to acquire a bigger name.
Raul Sanllehi, the transfer chief at the Emirates, is also ranked among the favourites to deal with Lingard’s agent Mino Raiola.
The 27-year-old, meanwhile, has endured a disappointing season, and Bruno Fernandes’ arrival has pushed him further down the pecking order.
Arsenal could surely buy him on the cheap, but they are unlikely to challenge a Champions League place for next campaign with the player who has contributed to zero goals and assists in the 2019/20 Premier League season.
Here’s how fans reacted to this transfer rumour on Twitter:
The Athletic put out a piece on Jesse Lingard and his possible destinations. They say a move to Arsenal can't be ruled out because we have a history of signing United rejects and Sanllehi dealing with super agents like Raiola. What a load of nonsense.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) April 4, 2020
Jesse Lingard: Since March 2018, Lingard has scored as many competitive goals at Old Trafford as he has at the Emirates Stadium (1)
The Manchester United midfielder has today been linked with a move to Arsenal… pic.twitter.com/NaYx0vS3d5
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 5, 2020