Man United midfielder seeks a loan move for more game time ahead of EUROS

The forgotten Jesse Lingard will look to move during the January transfer window on loan with Manchester United happy to sanction a move outside of the Premier League.

Manchester United, who sit on top of the league by three points, are willing to let Jesse Lingard go out on loan but on one condition… The destination is outside of England.

Despite them considering this, they still have a 50/50 split on whether to let him go or not. Following the news from the club, it was said Lingard’s representatives have met the Ligue 1 outfit, Nice, and have started discussing the possibility of a loan move.

Jesse Lingard’s representatives have held initial discussions with Nice over a loan move, with an official approach expected in the next week.

Manchester United have yet to decide whether to allow Lingard to leave in this transfer window. His current contract runs until the summer of 2022. (Via: Sky Sports)

Throughout the summer Lingard was the subject of an Old Trafford exit. A reunion with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham was one of the rumours and a move to Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying Leicester City was another.

Nothing came of either link meanwhile Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reassured there is still a need for the English attacking midfielder. Sadly the current campaign has gone on without Jesse, having only started two of the Cup games he’s played in.

He’s made three cup appearances, two in the EFL Cup and one in the FA Cup – the latter being his most recent entry in a victory over Watford where he clocked in 80 minutes of football. He is yet to make a Premier League appearance in an important campaign for the Red Devils and Ole.

Enough evidence displayed here that he is past his sell-by date and a move would best suit him more than what it would suit Man United. But they would benefit from a sale if he was to hit the ground running if allowed out on loan and start upping his value.

Despite the lack of game time and obsolete use for the player, the club saw it fit to trigger his one-year extension on his current deal which now ends in 2022. There was perhaps a fear of losing the moonwalking footballer on free in the closest summer window, the deadline of his initial deal.

At the age of 28, it is the best time for him to try to revive his career while abroad, especially with EUROS 2021 coming at the end of the season. There is not much time left on his international clock. This would be his last shot at a major international tournament.

It must be said, however, what attacking mid would make the national team with a goal contribution of one in 22 Premier League appearances back in 2019/20.

Should Manchester United sell or loan Jesse Lingard out to another club?