Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has been ruled out of the squad. The English-language Daily Mail reported that the player would try to leave the team in the January transfer window. According to the report, Lingard turned down a new contract offer from Manchester United in October.
Lingard, who arrived in West Ham on loan until the end of the season last January, was able to put out a great performance there. He scored nine goals and five assists in 16 games for West Ham. Although West Ham tried to sign Lingard on a permanent deal with United when he returned to United after a loan expiration, the Red Devils decided to keep the player in the squad.
Of the Daily Mail Lingard, who has reportedly abandoned contract negotiations with Manchester United, is set to leave the club in January. According to the report, Lingard, who wants to play for England in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has decided that leaving Manchester United to get more playing time is his only option.
Lingard, who has a contract with Manchester United only until the end of next June, is preferred to join another club on loan in January. The player, who will be a free agent after the current season, plans to leave Manchester United on a permanent contract after that.