Jesse Lingard could leave Manchester United for just £15m in the January transfer window, if he doesn’t agree a new contract with the club by then.
The England international’s current deal expires in the summer and the Red Devils are keen for him to sign a new one, making an improved offer for him to stay.
The Sun report that wages of £135,000-a-week have been offered to the 28-year-old, which has been described as a ‘decent increase’ on his current earnings.
However, Lingard is yet to agree to the proposal as he wants assurances over how much game time he will get at Old Trafford.
He has made just three Premier League appearances so far this campaign, none of which have been in the starting XI, despite impressing from the substitutes’ bench.
Lingard has scored twice in his three games off the bench and is hoping that he will have done enough to earn a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI on the return from the international break.
There appears to be no guarantee of that, though, and no guarantees going forward either, which could see Lingard leave in January even though his preferred option would be to stay and play regularly.
The Sun’s report adds that Manchester United would consider offers of just £15m for the midfielder seen as he would be heading into the last six months of his contract.
Lingard has openly admitted that he would look elsewhere for regular first team football if it is not coming at Old Trafford, as he wants to be in the England squad for the 2022 World Cup.
‘Obviously, the World Cup is a long way away but you need regular football. I was so close to going to the Euros and I think it plays a huge part and it’s a big factor,’ said Lingard.
‘If you’re playing over 20 or 25 games, you know…
Source : metro