West Bromwich Albion are planning to offer Jesse Lingard a fresh start away from Old Trafford this summer with his Manchester United career coming to an end, according to the Independent.
Despite possessing the same ‘attributes’ as Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta, according to former United coach Rene Meulensteen, consistency remains an issue for one of the most frustrating footballers in English football.
It is hard to believe now that Lingard was one of the first names on the team sheet for both club and country two years ago.
These days, the 27-year-old Carrington graduate cannot buy a start under Ole Gunner Solsjkaer, with his last Premier League goal coming in a 5-1 thrashing of Cardiff all the way back in December 2018 – the Norwegian’s first game at the helm.
There is no shortage of clubs willing to offer Lingard a fresh start, however, in the hope that an enigmatic if erratic attacking midfielder can replicate the kind of form that saw him score Wembley wonder-goals against Leicester, Southampton and Crystal Palace in United colours.
The Independent reports that West Brom are battling Everton and West Ham for his signature.
You would imagine that a move to The Hawthorns is only a possibility if Slaven Bilic’s side are promoted to the Premier League.
Then again, with Lingard joining £22 million Brazil international Everton Soares on the Baggies wish list (AreaNapoli), it seems that West Brom are preparing for life back in the big time.