Jesse Lingard ‘is heading to the US to discuss ground-breaking offers from two MLS sides’ after leaving Man United as a free agent – as he keeps his options open with West Ham still in the mix for his signature
- Jesse Lingard is reportedly attracting interest from two MLS sides in America
- The attacking midfielder is a free agent after leaving Man United this summer
- The 29-year-old wants regular football as he aims for an England World Cup spot
- Lingard is keeping his options open, with West Ham still in the mix to sign him
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The attacking midfielder left OId Trafford this summer at the end of his contract, and is therefore available as a free agent.
Several sides are interested in his signature, and as reported by ESPN, two top-tier sides across the pond will pitch their credentials in a bid to persuade Lingard to sign.
Jesse Lingard (pictured) will fly out to the US for ‘ground-breaking’ talks with two MLS sides after the attacking midfielder left Manchester United this summer at the end of his contract
He wants first-team football as he aims to win a place back in England’s World Cup squad
The 29-year-old wants regular first-team football as he aims to win a place back in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of the Qatar World Cup later this year.
Lingard has been capped 32 times by the Three Lions, scoring six times, and played his way back into the international side after a stellar loan spell at West Ham in 2021, where he scored nine in 16 games.
But he has dropped out of the reckoning since then, and hopes to play himself back into Southgate’s plans.
West Ham manager David Moyes wants to bring him back to the club after a successful loan
Lingard, who played 232 times for United in all competitions across his eight seasons spent at the club, is reportedly yet to make a decision about his future and is keeping his options open.
Hammers boss David Moyes is interested in bringing him back to the London Stadium, while Frank Lampard’s Everton are another Premier League side vying for his signature.
ESPN also report that European heavyweights Barcelona and AC Milan contacted Lingard earlier this summer.