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Lingard price drop on the cards

It’s not gone unnoticed that Jesse Lingard’s form has failed to reach the heights of his early performances over recent weeks.

Those stunning early displays led to him to being named Player of the Month and earned him a recall to the England team.

But as the team’s form has slipped the Manchester United loanee has not been the effective force in those early games when he notched nine goals.

There may be a number of reasons for that and whilst in itself of course it’s  a great pity,  all honeymoon periods in every walk of life come to an end.

And in this case it may allow some realism to enter the debate about how much he is worth with the noises coming out of Old Trafford that they are ready to sell the 28 year old.

Over recent weeks anything between £20-£40 million has been reported but the reality probably is closer to £15 million.

David Moyes wants the deal done early in the summer so interesting times ahead.

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7 comments on “Lingard price drop on the cards

  1. Has Lingard not been as effective due to the drop in team performance or is it the other way round? There has been an over reliance on him at the expense of others who perhaps should have come on instead. Jesse always wants the ball and sometimes we seem to over complicate moves where a good old fashion shot on goal might produce more. Look how many shots/goals Leeds have achieved this year.
    Lingard’s value is nearer to £15m and given that we have Benrahama already who probably would/could play the same role, any more would be a waste when we have some many other positions to fill.

    • Hes worth more than 15m all day long…just cause hes stopped scoring doesn’t mean hes not playing well..hes still been our best attacking player

    • Well put eastendexile lingard everyone forgetting coming into 29yrs and one Yr left contract then free . 15mill more top wack otherwise forget it there’s plenty younger who can get for same price nowadays. Glad you mentioned benrahma who moyes has used atrociously imo as his way above technical ability of many others and moyes thinks he can just use him for 15mins each game and expects more from him like what ? Workrate? His a individual like Di canio was but can give great assists from down the middle playing . We need two strikers and centre mid defensive and a left back asp as Cresswell can’t defend and masu either . Oh also a keeper let’s get spending sully

  2. There is no doubt other teams have targeted Jesse for ‘special attention’ and we have also over relied on him. Push Bowen forward – we need other outlets. Forrnals or Mannu support. Bowen is better than Forrnals in front of goal but we keep playing him deep then subbing him.

  3. Unless we start getting the ball forward quicker,rather than playing triangles in our own half,it w`ont matter who`s up front ,as they will not have any space.

  4. He needs to be signed before he goes way for euros. Or be will be worth more the. 15 mil and out of our reach.

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