LINGARD EYEING JANUARY LOAN EXIT
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is reportedly considering the idea of leaving the club on loan when the January transfer window opens in the coming weeks. The England international is a long way from being recalled to the Three Lions squad but regular football in the New Year and a good form in front of goal could still see him force his way into the plans of manager Gareth Southgate.
Jesse Lingard was registered for the Manchester United squads for both the Premier League and the Champions League but he's yet to feature in either competition this season. The Manchester United Academy graduate has been restricted to just two appearances for the Red Devils this term and those games were in the Capital One Cup.
The latest reports in the British media claimed that his representatives are exploring the option of a loan exit from Manchester United and Spanish La Ligatitle challengers Real Sociedad are one of the clubs interested in him. Jesse Lingard would become a free agent next summer if Manchester United fail to exercise the clause of an additional year in his current deal.
He made his one and only Manchester United start this term during the Capital One Cup third round win overChampionship team Luton Town before making a late appearance in the fourth round win over hosts Brighton and Hove Albion in the same competition. Jesse Lingard has been in the Premier League squad twice this season but he ended up as an unused substitute. In addition, the English midfielder was also in the Champions League squad once and was also unused by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The quest for regular football has led Jesse Lingard to weigh up his transfer options ahead of January and Real Sociedad could be a good place for him to reignite his ailing career.