Jesse Lingard’s Manchester United journey has been tenuous at best.
The youth academy product and life-long supporter did show incredible promise on loan at West Ham United last campaign. In fact, that stellar display has prompted the Hammers to try and acquire him on a permanent basis, launching a potential sale strategy on part of the Red Devils.
Now as the summer transfer window enters into its final days, this potential transfer could dominate the headlines.
In this regard, Lingard’s own views on his Old Trafford future is telling.
As per the Times, Lingard wishes to gain clarity about his future with Manchester United. Essentially, he is thought to be seeking an exit this summer if he is not assured that he will be playing regular football.
At 28 years of age and with last season’s display under his belt, it is easy to see why the English forward now wishes to take initiative of his future after frankly troubling times.
Incidentally, the report also adds that Ole Gunnar Solskjær is considering recalling Lingard for the upcoming Premier League outing against Southampton. It is unclear where precisely the Norwegian gaffer will deploy the forward, if at all.
Lingard has been training with the squad and that ought to give the boss some indication of his overall skillset ahead of the game.
At the same time, looking at the options already available with the Mancunian outfit, it does make sense for them to facilitate a transfer and pocket the extra cash from an evident mark-up in Lingard’s value since the last campaign.
All in all, this move could hold promise as Lingard will hope to relaunch his creative best wherever he may garner a chance to do so.