Financial realities hit Man United Lingard hopes
Manchester United’s hopes of landing a £20 million plus deal for Jesse Lingard have been put in perspective by their apparent inability to get a penny in cash for Paul Pogba.
The Old Trafford club are ready for a clear-out this summer and were hopeful of a bid from Juventus for the Frenchman.
But the Italian outfit are unable to raise the cash like most othrer clubs and instead have offered a swap deal which would see United getting Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro and Federico Bernardeschi – none of which are understood to be priority targets for United.
And that scenario depicts perfectly what is going on world wide in the game and how United’s hopes of getting £20 million for Lingard, whilst being offered no hard cash for Pogba, hopeful in the extreme.
ClaretandHugh reported earlier today that talk of a new two or three year deal for the 28 year old old wouldn’t happen as United are desperate to raise cash for new blood.
And a leading agent involved in the Lingard situation told us tonight he believes United will do well to get between £10-£15 million for the player given the financial problems across the game.
Lingard is believed to remain very keen on a move to the London Stadium under his favoured boss David Moyes having settled brilliantly at the club.