Manchester United don’t want Jesse Lingard back and will sell him in the summer transfer window, it has been claimed.
The England international has flourished on loan at West Ham this season, scoring six goals and registering two assists from eight games so far.
But, despite that, his time at the Theatre of Dreams appears to be over.
Ian McGarry, speaking on the Transfer Window podcast, have claimed United will sell regardless of what the 28-year-old does in the coming weeks and months ahead.
He said: “Jesse Lingard is a player who’s been rejected by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, sent out on loan to West Ham United, has proved himself to be something of a scoring sensation, none more so than last weekend.
“And it seems that though the player is under contract, United are prepared to play a waiting game, because it’s our information that they will wait until Lingard is named – or not – in England’s Euro 2020 squad this summer.
“And if he is, then they’ll wait again so that the possibility of his increase in value gives them an advantage in terms of income, and therefore he will be allowed to leave the club despite his very impressive form at the Olympic Stadium, and that would be the case regardless of who United try to buy.”
The midfielder is set to be a wanted man this summer, with Leicester also joining West Ham in the race to sign the playmaker on a permanent basis.
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