The Englishman is wanted by the North London club in the current transfer window.
Recent reports coming out of England have indicated that Tottenham Hotspur are looking to rescue Jesse Lingard from his ongoing nightmare at Manchester United. In a move that could cost Spurs upto £30m, Jesse Lingard could be reunited with Jose Mourinho in London.
Mourinho apparently likes the player and would like to see him as a part of the roster available to his disposal. Back when Jose Mourniho was the gaffer at MUFC, Lingard displayed one of the best performances of his career and played his best football under the Portuguese tactician.
In more recent times, Lingard has fallen out of favour with the current United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, seeing almost next to none game time since football restarted in June. Apart from a few cup appearances, it seems like Lingard is not a part of Ole’s plans for the Red Devils and is set to find greener pastures in order to revive his dwindling career.
There are several factors that would make Lingard’s transfer from Manchester United to Tottenham Hotspurs a win-win situation for all the parties involved. For the Red Devils, it will create funds and ease the wage bill, allowing them to pursue signings like Jadon Sancho and the likes to continue their rebuild.
While for Lingard, the move will make sense as he sees himself fall further down the pecking order, especially after the recruitment of Donny Van De Beek from AFC Ajax at MUFC. The Englishman had one of the worst domestic league performances last campaign when he managed only one goal in the Premier League, that too in the last minute of the last game of the season.
In 2017-18, under Jose’s tutelage, Lingard had one of the best seasons by numbers. He scored 13 goals and assisted further seven in all competitions. A reunion with Jose at Spurs might just turn the tides in his favor again.
For Tottenham Hotspur, this move makes sense as it will instil some pace in a slow midfield with too many similar-minded players. Tottenham are blessed with creative players like Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovanni Lo Celso but lack a fast utility player like Lingard in the midfield who is always looking to make things happen with his dribbling, quick passes and flexible movement.
Tottenham is also looking to offload Dele Alli as he has been deemed surplus to requirement by the tactician. With him departing Spurs, Jesse Lingard would fit right in and might just be the energy from the bench which Spurs have lacked in the last few games. Mourinho likes to employ a 4-2-3-1 formation and Lingard can put a shift in any of the three advanced midfield positions, proving to be brilliant utility.
Recent arrivals of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon also suggest that Jose Mourinho is looking to buy more pacy and flexible players that are comfortable in playing in several different systems. Jesse Lingard can play in the pivot just ahead of the two holding midfielders and help the forwards press with more intensity owing to his pace.
While securing a regular starting position might be tough initially at Tottenham Hotspur, Jesse Lingard can provide good backup on the wings as well and prove to be a good option in domestic and European cup competitions. This move can allow Lingard to revitalize his career after peaking early and never fulfilling his true potential as a young footballer from Manchester United’s famed academy.