Report: Tottenham keeping tabs on English homegrown free agent

Tottenham are keeping tabs on free agent Jesse Lingard following his recent departure from Manchester United, according to The Telegraph. 

Spurs are monitoring Lingard as they search for a more creative midfielder having already added outfielders Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster, and Ivan Perisic to their squad this summer. 

The report states Spurs have also been drawn to the potential bonus of the 29-year-old adding to the club’s homegrown quota, which is hanging in the balance. 

Antonio Conte’s side are currently bang on the non-homegrown limit for the Premier League but over the slightly different threshold for squads in the Champions League (Football.London). 

Lingard left United this summer after a difficult season where he made just two starts in the Premier League and 22 appearances in total (Transfermarkt). 

The frustrating campaign came after a fruitful stint on loan at West Ham in the first half of 2021 with the Hammers still continuing to show interest in luring the England international back to west London (The Guardian). 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Lingard is an interesting one as he ticks a few boxes in terms of what Spurs are looking for – especially with the homegrown tally. Depth-wise it could be a decent move as he is quite versatile and he could be a decent asset if given the chance. 

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