Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Clive Allen has urged the club to make a move for Jesse Lingard.

Lingard spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham and impressed with the Hammers, having scored nine goals in sixteen matches in all competitions while also delivering five assists (transfermarkt).

The midfielder has seen regular first-team football hard to come by following his return to Manchester United and has failed to start a Premier League match in the current campaign.

The 29-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur with the north Londoners reported to be interested in signing him on a free transfer in the summer (ESPN).

Allen believes that Lingard would help to improve Tottenham’s current lack of creativity in the final third of the pitch and help to provide service for Harry Kane, who is looking frustrated according to the 60-year-old.

Kane has scored 12 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions this season, however has just four in seventeen Premier League outings.

Allen told talkSPORT: “When he came to West Ham he was outstanding, when he spent some time in east London.

“He is a talented player and at the moment Spurs are looking for an injection. One, they need some creativity in that midfield area. 

“Harry Kane is looking a little frustrated at the lack of opportunities created for him.

“Someone of Lingard’s quality would be a fabulous addition.”

SpursWeb Opinion

If Tottenham are not prepared to spend big money on a creative midfielder or look to bring Christian Eriksen back to the club, a move for Lingard in the summer would certainly make sense.

He proved at West Ham last season he can chip in with goals and assists, something Spurs are desperately lacking from the likes of Giovani Lo Celso.

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