Jesse Lingard to gauge MLS interest after leaving Manchester United

Jesse Lingard was one of several Manchester United players to leave the club this summer after running his contract down despite a new proposal being on the table.

Lingard resurrected his career at West Ham in the 2020/21 season but failed to make an impact at United last season before being released last month.

The 29-year-old was said to be of interest to several Premier League clubs and now, it has been revealed that he could potentially move abroad.

That’s according to ESPN, who say that Lingard will travel to the United States in a bid to gauge interest from the MLS as clubs prepare pitches.

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As per the report, West Ham and Everton both retain an interest in Lingard but the player is said to keep all options open as he prepares for only his second permanent club.

MLS clubs are now set to pitch the midfielder ‘ground-breaking deals’ in a bid to lure him across the pond but involvement in this year’s World Cup is said to be central to Lingard’s thought process.

Lingard made 149 league appearances for United, scoring 20 goals in the process across his eight years in the first team. His association with the club goes far back, however, having joined the club in 2001.

Earlier this year, Lingard’s brother fumed at United for their failure to offer him a farewell after the final home game of the season. United hero Gary Neville subsequently dismissed any ideas that Lingard was entitled to a farewell.

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