Jesse Lingard has attracted interest from two European giants, As Roma and Atletico Madrid. The Manchester United forward who has endured a terrible run of form is attracting interest from not one elite club but two.
Jesse Lingard has actually gone a year without a league goal or assist for Manchester United. His place is also under threat with the signing of Nigerian international Orion Ighalo.
The England international has faced criticism for his performances over the last 18 months, having previously been a rising star for United and the Three Lions.
Now 27 and without a Premier League goal or assist since 2018, Lingard’s stock has fallen dramatically and he has often been a lightning rod for blame during United’s dismal spells.
ESPN’s report says Lingard has reacted by contemplating a fresh start elsewhere, with Atletico and Roma competing for the midfielder – who is now in the final 18 months of his contract, with an option to extend by a further year.
Though Lingard has started only six Premier League matches this term, ESPN claims that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still eager to retain his services.
Solskjaer is keeping faith because he apparently believes the youth product’s recent decline has come as the result of off-field family issues and online criticism.