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Jesse Lingard wanted by Atletico and Roma

Jesse Lingard, Manchester United
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Jesse Lingard could be a summer target for Atletico Madrid and Roma, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

Jesse Lingard could be subject of a transfer battle between Atletico Madrid and AS Roma in the summer.

Lingard has struggled for form this season, criticized by fans and pundits after finding the back of the net just twice in 32 games. 

The midfielder has not scored in the Premier League for over a year and has made just six starts since August.

United have held talks with Lingard’s representatives over a new deal but, according to ESPN, the 27-year-old is open to a fresh start elsewhere.

The England international is not happy at the criticism aimed towards him on social media and feels a move abroad could be a good option. 

Atletico and Roma have registered their interest with Lingard’s agent, as well as super agent Mino Raiola, who acts as a consultant with the player’s representatives.

Lingard’s current deal includes an option to extend it by a further year, which the club may opt to do in another 18 months before making a long term decision over his future.