It’s a possible move, which would be perfect for the player and the club.
The Mail claims Wolves boss Kenny Jackett sprang into action earlier this week to watch the player personally during a Manchester United under-21 game, as he circles around a move.
From the player’s point of view, it’s a no-brainer.
He gets to join a club in a division he knows, having previously spent time on loan in the Championship, and will also get the chance to play more frequently than has been the case under Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
That increases the chances he can develop into a more refined player, improving in terms of quality and consistency faster than he can do by playing for United’s under-21 side.
He also gets to benefit from the insight of a very experienced manager who has a decent track record when it comes to using and developing younger players in his first team.
He will also have the chance to play a part in a side, which is striving to be promoted into the Championship which will give him a sense of accomplishment and something important to strive towards.
For Wolves, it’s also a no-brainer.
Lingard offers Jackett’s team something different to what they already have in attack and he could turn out to be prolific in terms of feeding other attacking players with chances.
He has the core attributes to be a very difficult player for any opposition side to mark because he uses space so effectively and exploits the smallest weaknesses he can see in the opposition.
Opposition sides will also find it more difficult to compensate and plan in terms of keeping him quiet because he’s a fresh face.
That makes him unpredictable and exciting for any Wolves fan watching the side with a degree of expectation.