Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering a move for Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard.
That is according to a report from the Daily Star, who claim that the England international is wanted by his former boss Jose Mourinho, in a deal that would undoubtedly increase speculation regarding a potential exit for Dele Alli.
The report claims that United would be looking for a fee in the region of £30 million to sell the player, who has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford in recent times.
Lingard was reportedly left ‘seething’ after missing out on United’s opening fixture of the Premier League season, a disappointing 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace at home.
Lingard enjoyed a fairly decent relationship with Mourinho during the Tottenham manager’s time at Old Trafford.
He was the first player to speak out after Mourinho left the club in 2018. As reported by FourFourTwo, Lingard thanked Mourinho for his ‘wisdom’ during his spell at the club.
“[Mourinho] has been great with me,” Lingard told a press conference in 2018, as relayed by talkSPORT. “He’s put that trust and faith in me to play me in big matches week-in, week-out.
“It’s only up to me to repay that faith by playing well and putting on good performances. He’s played a massive part in my development and I can only thank him for that.”
So it is clear that the playmaker would relish the chance to work with the Portuguese again. However, Tottenham have just spent a large sum of money securing Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon’s services from Real Madrid, and spending such a big sum on Lingard now would seem unlikely.