Footy Extras

PL rivals to monitor 28-year-old Man Utd loanee until end of season

Leicester City have emerged as potential buyers for Manchester United loan star Jesse Lingard, who West Ham United could look to sign outright in the summer, according to a report by Eurosport.

After being frozen out of the Red Devils squad, the England international signed for United’s league rivals West Ham United on loan until the end of the campaign last month.

Jesse took little time to settle in at the London-based outfit and has made a bright start to his spell with David Moyes’ side, netting three goals and grabbing an assist from four appearances.

The 28-year-old attacker’s fine form at the current club has sparked discussions about his long-term future, with the London Stadium possibly becoming a permanent destination for Lingard.

Now, the Foxes have emerged as suitors of the player, who has a contract with the Old Trafford side running until the end of the 2021/22 term.

They are said to be keen on acquiring the services of Jesse and are planning to monitor his situation for the rest of the season before potentially putting in an offer in the summer.

The Irons are also keen on making Jesse’s loan move from Old Trafford permanent and were even stated to have discussed the possibility of doing so for £15 million with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

While West Ham and Leicester look to buy Lingard, the 20-time English champions could opt to retain his services and let him take Juan Mata’s place in the roster.