‘Keep an eye on Tottenham’ – Fabrizio Romano on future of PL midfielder

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Fabrizio Romano has hinted that Tottenham Hotspur cannot be ruled out of the race to sign Jesse Lingard when the midfielder’s contract with Manchester United runs out in the summer.

Lingard, who is into the final six months of his contract at Old Trafford, has struggled for minutes at United this season (Transfermarkt). 

ESPN reported during the January transfer window that Spurs had expressed an interest in the England international but United refused to enter into negotiations with the Lilywhites since they remain their direct rivals for Champions League qualification.

It was claimed that United’s refusal to enter into talks with Spurs or West Ham left the 29-year-old disappointed.

Sky Sports stated last month that Tottenham had made contact with Lingard’s representatives over a free transfer in the summer.

Romano has now revealed that the United star is expected to depart his boyhood club when his current deal runs out in the summer. The journalist named Spurs, West Ham and Newcastle as three contenders for Lingard’s signature.

Romano said on the latest episode of the Here We Go podcast (starting at 6:18): “I see Jesse Lingard leaving the club as a free agent in the summer.

“West Ham will be in the race, Newcastle will again be interested because they wanted him and were really serious on deadline day. 

“Also Tottenham, keep an eye on Tottenham because they are always keeping an eye on opportunities so Lingard could be an interesting one.  

“At the moment nothing advanced with Tottenham or Newcastle and West Ham but they are three clubs interested in the opportunity to talk with Jesse Lingard and his agents at the end of the season.”

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I see Lingard as being a good fit for Conte’s set-up, given the 29-year-old industry off the ball and his ability to pick the right moments to get into the box.

With Ndombele and Lo Celso looking like they do not have a future at Spurs under Conte, the Lilywhites would likely be on the lookout for a new number 8 in the summer.

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