Barcelona and AC Milan are at the front of the queue to sign Jesse Lingard on a free transfer next summer with Manchester United star likely to leave having rejected contract offer as he looks to seal spot in World Cup squad
- Jesse Lingard rejected the offer of a new contract at Man United last month
- If he opts to leave in the summer, Barcelona and AC Milan want to sign him
- The 28-year-old England midfielder wants to get into squad for 2022 World Cup
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho’s arrival hasn’t helped his United chances
Barcelona and AC Milan will be at the front of the queue to sign Jesse Lingard if he leaves Manchester United on a free transfer next summer.
Lingard rejected the offer of a new contract from United last month so he could weigh up his options before making a decision on his future.
The 28-year-old England midfielder wanted to see how much playing time he was given by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, having spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham.
Jesse Lingard may wave goodbye to Manchester United next summer when his deal expires
Lingard rejected the offer of a new contract last month so he could weigh up his options
However, Lingard has made just one start this season – against West Ham in the Carabao Cup – and has spent more time on the pitch for his country than he has for his club.
Lingard wants to maximise his chances of being in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup next year after narrowly missing out on the Euros this summer.
It now appears as though he will see out the rest of his contract until June and leave on a free transfer, ending an association with…
Source : dailymail