Everton join race to sign Manchester United midfielder

Everton have joined the race to sign Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, according to reports. The 28-year-old has returned to the club after his six-month loan at West Ham and played the second half of their 2-1 win over Derby last week.

Lingard’s stellar form under David Moyes has attracted the interest of several clubs but West Ham are said to have cooled their interest after learning of Manchester United’s high valuation.

And according to The Sun, Everton have joined the race to sign Lingard. Rafa Benitez recently took over the Merseyside club and has already recruited in wide areas. Andros Townsend has joined the club and Demarai Gray is expected to follow shortly.

The publication claims that Benitez is planning a ‘revamp’ at Goodison Park and that the Blues have now joined the list of clubs monitoring Lingard’s situation at Manchester United.

Despite his mouthwatering form in the second half of the 2020/21 season, it is unlikely that Lingard will adopt a starting berth at the club as he enters the final year of his contract.

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