Danny Mills has described rumoured Tottenham target, Jesse Lingard, as a ‘fabulous player’ but insisted that the North Londoners do not really need the Manchester United man.
After struggling for game time in the first half of the season at United last term, Lingard demonstrated his quality once again during his loan spell at West Ham during the second half of the campaign.
His performances even saw the midfielder being recalled to the England set-up, although he eventually failed to make the cut for the Euros squad.
It was reported last week that Spurs could demand Lingard in a swap deal for Harry Winks amidst United’s interest in the 25-year-old.
Some sources have also indicated that West Ham are concerned that Tottenham could pip them to the Red Devils star’s signature this summer.
However, Mills believes that a move to N17 would not be a natural fit for Lingard, insisting that the Lilywhites have more than enough attacking talent at their disposal.
When asked about Tottenham’s pursuit of Lingard, the former Leeds United defender told Football Insider: “It depends on what the manager wants and the way he’s going to play.
“You’ve got [Tanguy] Ndombele, [Heung-min] Son, Lucas Moura and [Steven] Bergwin all in those forward positions. They’re quite heavily loaded in those positions already.
“Do they really need another play in that position? I guess it depends on how Nuno wants to play and how he would fit into that system.
“He’s a fabulous player, we know that. What he showed last season at West Ham was sensational. It doesn’t surprise me that teams are entering the race for him.
“It’s just about what team is best for him and what system is best for him.”
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While I would have expected us to go for a number ten like Lingard or Sabitzer this summer if Jose was still in charge, I am not sure that will be the case now.
Nuno does not usually deploy a ten as he prefers to attack with width and expects his midfield players to overlap. Our interest in the likes of Lingard could also come down to whether the Portuguese coach sees Dele Alli as a part of his plans.
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