PL rivals hold talks to sign 29-year-old free agent on Tottenham’s transfer radar | OneFootball
PL rivals hold talks to sign 29-year-old free agent on Tottenham’s transfer radar
To The Lane And Back
Transfer news: Jesse Lingard is being chased by Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Newcastle United
Eddie Howe held talks with the player’s representatives, who is currently a free agent having seen his contract expire at Manchester United last month. Frank Lampard and Antonio Conte are also interested in the service of the 29-year-old Englishman.
A United academy product, Lingard has spent all his playing career on the Red Devils’ books. After a series of loan spells at Leicester City, Birmingham, Brighton & Hove Albion and Derby County, Lingard has been part of the Red Devils’ squad for the past several years.
Jesse Lingard spent six months on loan at West Ham United.
He went on a short loan again in 2021 to West Ham United. Now without a club, he has attracted a host of interest from other League clubs and given his age and talent, it’s expected.
Where will he fit?
While Lingard is no doubt an exceptional player, it is tough seeing him fit in Conte’s 3-4-3 system. An attacking midfielder, he can also play on both sides of the wings. But Tottenham have depth in that area.
Lingard could have limited playing time at Tottenham. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Signing Lingard would help in adding depth, but his game time will most likely be limited. With the Premier League’s five substitution rule coming into effect next season, squad depth will be the key to winning games weeks in and out.
But Lingard will most likely need game time, having lacked that in his time at United. Lingard would help add to the homegrown quota of Spurs and would be a good option to have on the bench.
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