Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard, who was linked with Rangers in late 2020, is now reportedly being monitored by Real Madrid and PSG following outstanding form on loan at West Ham [ESPN].
Lingard struggled for playing time at United over the first half of the season and was linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with Rangers, Celtic and a handful of Premier League clubs credited with interest [TEAMtalk].
It was never very likely that the 28-year-old would end up at Ibrox, given his extremely high wages, but some supporters made it clear that they would be against a move regardless.
That’s because Lingard had become something of a joke figure due to his lack of goal and assist contributions at United over recent seasons.
However, West Ham took a chance on him in January, bringing him in on loan, and it’s paid off in spectacular fashion.
Lingard is arguably the form player in the Premier League right now, having scored eight goals and notched four assists in nine appearances since his switch to London, earning him a return to the England team.
It’s brought about a remarkable turnaround in how he’s being viewed by the footballing world, too.
A few months ago, Rangers fans were suggesting he wouldn’t make the grade at Ibrox, and now, Real Madrid, PSG and Inter Milan are all considering summer swoops, according to ESPN.
They aren’t the only three clubs said to be interested, either, with West Ham keen to make his move permanent, while top-six Premier League sides also reportedly circle.
Lingard only has a year remaining on his United contract, but it still looks like the Old Trafford club could receive a substantial fee for him in the summer, given the number and stature of the clubs linked with their player.
Meanwhile, Rangers have reportedly entered the race for a £2m valued striker who’s scored 20 goals this season.