Everton joins the race for Jesse Lingard

Everton joins the race for Jesse Lingard

22/07/2021; 1:33 PM Steven D. Thompson By : Steven D. Thompson

According to reports, Everton are monitoring Jesse Lingard's situation at Old Trafford as they look to add the Manchester United midfielder to their squad for the upcoming season.

Jesse Lingard, who was out of favor for a long time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, regained his form during his loan spell at West Ham United. 

During his Loan spell with the Hammers, he scored nine goals and provided four assists in just 16 appearances last season. The 28-year-old England international's form for The Hammers had bookmakers tipping the London club for a champions league finish in the 2020/21 Premier League season.

The Manchester United midfielder's performance on loan earned him a spot in Gareth Southgate's initial 33-man squad for the Euros before getting dropped in the final list. 

His form for the hammers put him back in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans. The Manchester United coach believes Jesse Lingard could be in his squad for the upcoming season. 

Lingard returned to Manchester United after his remarkable loan spell at Westham expired, with Manchester United looking to give him the benefit of the doubt. United have reportedly opened contract talks with Lindgard in a bid to keep the forward.

Everton's busy summer 

The Toffees are looking to sign the 28-year-old but will face intense competition from his loan club Westham, Atletico Madrid, and his parent club Manchester United.

As reported on Betpack, West Ham United wants Lindgard back in their squad but are unable to meet United's demands for the player. The Hammers' inability to meet United's demand puts Everton in a comfortable position to get Lindgard.

Since the arrival of Everton's new coach Rafa Benitez, The Toffees have been active in the transfer window. They have confirmed the signing of Andros Townsend on a free transfer. Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has also joined Benitez's men.

Rafa Benitez believes the addition of Jesse Lingard and other signings could strengthen Everton's attack next season and put them among Favourites for a finish in the Champions League places next season. 

Source: The Sun

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