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The Glasgow Rangers are reportedly considering bringing Jesse Lingard to Ibrox but could face competition from Old Firm rivals Celtic.
The Gers lead the Scottish Premiership table by 13 points, and it appears that Steven Gerrard is already planning to strengthen his squad in January.
According to reports from TeamTalk, Lingard will ask Manchester United to let him leave in January as he is struggling to get regular matches at the club.
The England international has yet to start a Premier League game this season and is down a lot in the pecking order at Old Trafford.
His contract will expire in the summer, but United have the option to keep him at the club for another 12 months.
However, with only two League Cup games under its belt, questions remain as to whether United will exercise that option, especially if it signs an attacking midfielder, either in January or next summer.
If your contract is not extended, Lingard: who receives a salary of £ 75,000 per week – you are free to leave the club next summer with a free transfer.
Despite his lack of games, the 27-year-old continues to attract the attention of a host of Premier League clubs, including Aston Villa, West Brom, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.
He would be a very good signing for both Rangers and Celtic, but whether he will move to Scotland to resurrect his career remains to be seen.
Lingard needs to play regularly and both Old Firm clubs can provide him with that opportunity. However, with so many Premier League clubs interested in him, he should look to continue in top-tier football in England.
The attacking midfielder has made more than 200 appearances for United since graduating from the club’s youth academy and wants to fight for his future at United.
However, United has a lot of depth and quality to Lingard’s position, and it’s time for him to move elsewhere. That said, a switch to Celtic or Rangers should be your last option.