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Exclusive: United’s new Lingard offer revealed


by our northern man Terry Robbins

Manchester United will offer Jesse Lingard a new deal worth £140,000-per-week at the end of his loan deal with the Irons.

But sources close to the situation have now informed C&H they will demand an answer from him before the European Championships start on June 11 –

The on-loan midfielder has left talks with his parent club on the backburner and United respect it to the extent that Jesse is currently focused on helping Irons secure a top-four finish and Champions League football.

It’s understood, however, the Red Devils were “crunching the numbers” during the recent international break and are preparing to offer the player a weekly wage increase of £30k a week – or £1.4m a year – if he agrees to signing a new four-year commitment.

The Manchester giants last month appointed John Murtough as the club’s first director of football and will ask to know Lingard’s decision before the European Championships get underway, so they can plan accordingly for a player heading into the final year of his contract.

United are said to be “delighted” at how Lingard has performed since he elected to join the Hammers on loan back in January, causing a major rethink among boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his backroom staff.

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Our sources in Manchester state: “The money is there for Lingard but it remains to be seen if this will be enough to talk him into staying.

“The timing of the Euros has complicated matters, as United has a lot of business to conclude in a shorter amount of time.

“There are discussions another potential midfield spot could be opened up to Jesse if the club decides to sell Juan Mata.

“Mata’s deal is up but United have an option to extend it by 12 months and they can then ask for a fee this summer.”

Lingard presently earns around £110,000-per-week and United have told Solskjaer he can keep any funds he raises towards his own transfer spending – another reason why £30m-rated Lingard will be pressed for a quick decision.

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9 comments on “Exclusive: United’s new Lingard offer revealed

  1. I see the Lingard signing for West Ham linked to Rice also staying with the Hammers. I believe that Lingard will sign for West Ham on the understanding that Rice will remain at West Ham. I strongly believe that if we manage to secure a place in the Champions League and sign Lingard, Rice will also stay. The two deals are very much reliant on each other. This is good news if we manage this. The downside is if we don’t secure Jessie it may well put Rice in danger of leaving. I think all this is dependant on us getting into The Champions League. So let’s remain positive. Onwards and upwards. COYI

  2. i still keep thinking jesse will go where ever he wants to go and man u have to except whatever offer that club makes.

  3. What a bunch of reprobates Manchester United are. Talk about you ever know what you’ve got til it’s gone

  4. Wonderful club manu.As they say a legend in their own lifetime.Or so they think.Up to Lingard of course but i dont think he sees his future at manchesters no2.Even if he goes elsewhere good luck to him.But i think he likes it where he is.Time will tell.

  5. Man united knew Jesse was capable of doing anything if he was given a chance but now westham have given him that chance I hope he remembers when all the offers come flying in.
    We have the most loyal captain in the league and rice becoming second. I hope we can keep the team we have right now.

  6. Think it’s more a case of getting Lingard to sign a new 4 year deal, so they can sell him for more money.
    Don’t think his motivation has anything to do with more money ( although he’s not going to say no if offered more) but more about playing time. Clearly OGS didn’t want him , but exercised the 1 year option to get money back, and now they see the opportunity to extract even more!!
    Hopefully Jesse will look at who wants him more and make his decisions on a football basi and not a financial one alone.

  7. This sounds like desperation offering loads of money trying to set a figure in his head before he starts negotiating a wage from us. Knowing full well we cannot offer this amount for wages. But if we are in Europe next year, we can get the better quality player wanting European football. C.O.Y.I.

  8. The important issue here is what sort of man is Jesse, what does he really want? If he truly wants regular football, loved by teammates and fans alike, and the opportunity to show his true potential, he is already there at West Ham. Anything else, I don’t think we can influence.

  9. Lingard is 28 years old, could he afford to take a chance with the manager who froze him out, almost ending his footballing as well as England career?
    Can he really TRUST Ole?
    Or is it just a cynical bit of business from those upstairs to increase Jesse’s resale value. If he’s got any sense, he’d leave the club that failed to support him in his time of need, sharpish… I think most people can read this situation. Before he arrived at this club, I basically thought that his career was over as I had almost forgotten about him as a top quality footballer.

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