Manchester United have offered Jesse Lingard an improved three-year deal at Old Trafford worth £130,000 a week. Lingard, Lingard is wanted by West ham after a successful loan spell last season, has a year left in his contract with the red devils.
According to Daily Star, United are prepared to pay the Englishman £130,000-a-week, with West Ham struggling to meet the asking price of £25m. In addition, if Jesse Lingard signs the contract United will have the option to trigger another year on his deal. Sportsmail revealed recently that Lingard will hold talks over his future at United next month.
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The 28-year-old’s current deal at United expires in 12 months’ time after the club extended a year in his contract back in December to ensure he doesn’t leave for free this summer. Jesse Lingard is free to talk to clubs in January if he decides to let it run out but clearly United see him as a player, they want to keep around given the pay increase that has been tabled.
Jesse Lingard joined Manchester United’s youth academy at the age of seven and progressed through the age groups. He signed a professional contract with Manchester United in 2011. Lingard has made 210 appearances for the club, scoring 33 times.
On January 2021 Lingard joined The Hammers on loan until the end of the season. He scored two goals against Aston Villa in his debut game for David Moye’s side. Lingard continued his good form during his loan spell, contributing nine goals and four assists in his first 10 Premier League games for West Ham. For his goal performances in April and for his goal against Wolves, Lingard won both the Premier League Player of the Month and the Premier League Goal of the Month. He played 16 games during his loan spell, scoring nine and assisting five goals.
What Jesse Lingard has said
Last week Jesse Lingard indicated that he could leave Old Trafford, with regular playing time a priority.
Lingard told Sky Sports: “Regular football is the most important thing for me”.
“After going on loan and getting a good run in the team, you started to see the real me, with the goals and the assists”.
“I’ve never doubted my ability, I’ve always believed in myself. I spoke to the manager pre-season and said, “I need game time”. He said, “we can discuss it December time”, and we spoke again and he agreed to let me go on loan.
“I had various conversations with him during my time at West Ham. He was very supportive and it was a great loan for me”.
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Jesse Lingard’s form for the Hammers earned him a place in England squad for March’s World Cup qualifiers. The 28-year-old was included in England’s 33-man squad for the Euros but was one of the seven players who were left out in the final selection of 26 players.
Lingard told Sky Sports: “It was emotional. You’re sad and you’re down, but you’ve got to respect the manager’s decision.
“Me and Gareth have a great relationship, and now it’s about supporting the boys.”
“I love watching England – I’m a fan myself,” he said. “I enjoyed going to the beer garden to watch the first game”.
“Last year, November time, I think no one thought I’d get near the team. But I worked hard, did well on loan and England came knocking”.
“I enjoyed the camp in March – it’s always good to be back with the boys. I played in those games, and then coming up to the Euros, being involved in the 33-man squad was brilliant as well”.
“I worked so hard to get there. I didn’t get picked, but I’ll always carry on supporting the boys.”
Jesse Lingard is now set to return to Manchester United for pre-season training.