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Manchester United striker Jesse Lingard is waiting to find out if the club’s hierarchy is willing to give him up amid the interest of players like Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion. The Telegraph reports.
The England international has fallen through the pecking order since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting last winter and is currently in disgrace with coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Lingard has managed just 179 minutes of playing time over the course of the 2020/21 campaign and has yet to appear in the Premier League for the Red Devils. He’s benched in just four top-flight games this term.
According to The Telegraph, Solskjaer reluctantly agreed to Lingard’s transfer request and the attacker is now waiting to receive the green light from the club’s board to secure a loan move.
Newcastle United, Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United are among the interested parties, and Lingard is said to prefer to stay in England rather than move abroad for personal reasons.
Lingard’s career has been on a downward curve for the past 18 months, where he has barely made an impact with the opportunities on offer to him.
However, it can also be said that he has not delivered a regular playing time to find cohesion with his teammates and revive his form from the 2017/2018 season.
The attacker scored 13 goals and seven assists in all competitions during that campaign, making him a regular starter for England at the World Cup.
Among interested clubs, West Ham may be the least likely to sign you this month, suppose you are given the green light to secure a loan.
The Hammers recently sanctioned the permanent departure of Sebastien Haller and may prioritize a new forward before the transfer window closes.
Elsewhere, Newcastle, Sheffield and West Brom have had a bad league run and could use more creativity in the final third.
The Blades and Baggies face a real fight to avoid relegation and need attack reinforcements this month that can make an instant impact.
Magpies are safe at the moment with a seven point gap from the drop zone, but have been in free fall with only two points won in the last eight games.