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Man United considering offering Jesse Lingard to West Ham in exchange for Declan Rice

According to reports, Manchester United could be preparing to use on-loan midfielder Jesse Lingard as a makeweight in exchange for West Ham’s Declan Rice.

Rice, 22, joined West Ham in 2013 after departing Chelsea’s youth academy.

In what has been one of football’s most impressive breakthrough periods, after forcing his way through the youth ranks, Rice has grown to become of the country’s most highly-rated defensive midfielders.

Arguably one of the biggest factors in the Hammers’ unprecedented European challenge this season, Rice’s stock just keeps on rising.

After featuring in all of his side’s 25 Premier League games this season, it’s safe to say the English midfielder is now a fully established top-flight regular.

Despite being heavily linked with a move back to Chelsea during last summer’s transfer window, Frank Lampard’s sacking and current manager Thomas Tuchel’s appointment seems to have put a stop to any potential move.

However, another club that have been rumoured to be strong admirers of West Ham’s commanding midfielder is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils.

After recently allowing Lingard to join back up with David Moyes on a short-term loan, according to Eurosport, club officials could now be considering using their on-loan star as a makeweight in an attempt to bring in Rice.

The report claims United would only consider allowing their recently rejuvenated midfielder to leave Old Trafford permanently in a deal worth at least £20m.

Would you welcome the proposed swap deal? – Let us know in the comments.

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4 responses to “Man United considering offering Jesse Lingard to West Ham in exchange for Declan Rice”

  1. pv says:

    the arrogance of the press

  2. David says:

    Seems fair enough to take Lingard for £20 million with the balance of £130million for Rice in cash or £90million with Dean Henderson as well

  3. mojen says:

    How much debt are man u in ? As they say not a hope apart from the fact Rice isnt interested which always conveniently gets forgotten in these world shattering repetitive tedious articles. Man u dont you just love them ? oh you dont sorry. Never mind they can repeat it all again tomorrow. Dont seem to have much else to talk about. Must be a Manchester thing.

    • nejom says:

      aww poor little fella is all triggered. must suck to live in the shadows of an actual proper football club eh? lingard is your best player now. that alone speaks volumes lmao. why tf would rice want to stay with a tinpot club like yours?! deluded fool. “ooiim fowevaa blaauwin babbauwss” bahahaha