Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Jesse Lingard has clubs “literally queuing up” for his services, according to talkSPORT‘s Alex Crook.
As well as Spurs, a host of other sides from England and Europe are said to be interested in him – West Ham, Sheffield United, Nice and Porto to name a few.
The Manchester United attacker has barely featured for his side this season, with just three appearances under his belt – and none in the Premier League or Champions League.
Despite getting a contract extension in recent months, it looks as though Lingard is not part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term plans.
That said, current events mean that the Red Devils boss is reportedly reluctant to part company with the 28-year-old, in case of injury or illness to his other players.
“Clubs are literally queuing up for Jesse Lingard, not just in England,” Crooks told talkSPORT on Wednesday.
“West Ham, Tottenham, and Sheffield United have all expressed an interest.
“We know about Nice, Porto have also been mentioned to me, but Manchester United’s stance hasn’t really changed.
“Despite the fact that Lingard isn’t part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans, he’s reluctant to trim his squad.
“So I think this is one that will go right to the end of the window when Solskjaer can assess his squad, see who’s fit and see if he can let Lingard go out and play football.”
Lingard may have enjoyed a fruitful career at United over the years, clocking up over 200 competitive appearances for his boyhood club.
However, he very much seems surplus to requirements and, as such, there’s a good chance he could go elsewhere for first-team football.
Lingard worked well with Mourinho when the two were at Old Trafford, the Portuguese getting the best out of the £75,000-a-week man.
“He’s given me confidence by putting faith in me to play in my preferred role in the No.10 position,” Lingard said in early 2018 (via Squawka).
And with Spurs potentially in need of cover at No. 10, he may not be a bad shout between now and the end of the season.