Manchester United are reportedly ready to offload the out-of-favor Jesse Lingard to raise money to fund the signing of Jadon Sancho.
Despite being held in high esteem by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Lingard has been deemed surplus to requirements and should move on in the summer.
Having found himself on the fringes of the Manchester United squad due to lack of form and self-confidence, the 27-year-old attacking midfielder made just nine Premier League starts this term.
With Lingard’s deal set to expire in summer 2021, the Red Devils are ready to cash in on the Englishman should the right offer arrives at their headquarters.
According to The Guardian, Lingard’s departure should help Solskjaer raise funds to pursue a deal to bring in Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
United and Dortmund remain quite apart in their valuation of the 20-year-old forward, with the Bundesliga side holding out for their £100million asking price.
Meanwhile, the Old Trafford outfit are reluctant to go over £60million, add-ons included, to get the deal over the line.
After allowing Alexis Sanchez to quit for Inter Milan permanently, Manchester United are now looking to get rid of other fringe players.
Lingard is definitely one of the players, who could be shown the door in the upcoming transfer window, after underperforming for the past two years.
After scoring in two consecutive appearances for Solskjaer’s team, the homegrown star has pointed out his goal is to remain at the Theatre of Dreams.
However, with the recent emergence of Mason Greenwood and hot pursuit of Sancho already in motion, Lingard would likely have to reconcile with playing second fiddle for another year.