Manchester United are expected to make quite a few signings this summer. In fact, they have already signed Tom Heaton on a free transfer and agreed a deal with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho.
The likes of Raphael Varane, Edouard Camavinga and Saul Niguez are also being linked with the club. But on the other hand, some players could end up leaving the Theatre of Dreams this summer as well.
Jesse Lingard is someone whose future appears to be up in the air at the moment. The England international is coming off of a brilliant half-a-season on loan at West Ham United. And with just a year left on his current deal with the Red Devils, there is a possibility that he could depart Old Trafford this summer, with clubs around England and Europe believed to be interested in his signature.
As reported by Claret and Hugh (via Caught Offside), a meeting has taken place between Manchester United and Lingard. It is believed that the 28-year-old has been offered an improved contract but he has remained quiet when asked about his future by his teammates.
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Could Lingard leave Manchester United this summer?
Lingard struggled for minutes on the pitch in the first half of the previous season at Old Trafford. As a result, he went out on loan to West Ham United in the second half of the campaign and it proved to be a brilliant decision.
According to stats from Transfermarkt, he scored 9 goals and provided 5 assists in 16 appearances for the Hammers.
It is safe to say that in that period of time, he was one of the best players in the entire Premier League and if he can replicate that form at Old Trafford, he can definitely play a part in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Now, it remains to be seen what Lingard decides regarding his future. If a contract extension is not reached, it is likely that he could end up leaving this summer with just a year left on his current deal. Otherwise, he will become a free agent a season later.