Report: Tottenham one of seven clubs to register interest in Man United player

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According to a report from ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur are one of several clubs from across the Premier League and Europe to register an interest in Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard.

It was reported in September that Jose Mourinho wanted to bring Lingard to Spurs as a replacement for Dele Alli, while The Times even claimed that the Man Utd midfielder was open to holding talks with Spurs.

However, the move did not materialise in the summer as Alli remained at Spurs and Lingard stayed put at Old Trafford.

Both England internationals have found playing time hard to come by this season and speculation linking Alli to a reunion with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain has intensified over recent weeks.

ESPN now report that Tottenham have registered an interest in signing Lingard this month but face competition from the likes of Marseille, Porto, Inter Milan, Nice, Sheffield United and West Ham United for the 28-year-old’s signature.

The midfielder is said to be keen for a move away from United so that he can get regular game time but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly reluctant to let him leave due to the club’s hectic schedule in the second half of the season.

Spurs Web Opinion

If Alli does join PSG before the end of the month and if Mourinho does want to bring in a replacement for the 24-year-old (which are both big ‘ifs’), then Lingard would not be a bad replacement for the former MK Dons man. In fact, he will be a better fit for our current system and style of play than Eriksen would be.

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