By Terry Robbins
CandH’s northern man
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to allow Jesse Lingard out of Manchester United without serious hassle this summer as he bids to beef up his squad.
The Manchester United boss knows he has to sell the 28 year old and probably two or three others as he bids to raise the funds to being in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
Coronavirus has hit the club’s finances in a big way and Solskjaer has been told he will only have £80 million for summer dealings.
As a result he is ready to let Jesse and Juan Mata leave as he looks to push his dfnancial resources over the £100 million mark.
However, one agent close to United told us that he believes the Reds will do well to get £15 million for the 28 year old attacking midfielder who has done so well at West Ham since his arrival.
He warned United: “It will be the flattest summer window ever and with the player’s wages at around £107k a week plus bonuses United may struggle to get a price of £20m to £25 million they are hoping for.
“Good player of course but there’s no sell on value in him on a three year contract so the price could fall a bit in the current circumstances.
“And given the budget that Ole has been given – tiny in United terms – they will understand that very well.”
Only Newcastle and Burnley showed an interested in the player ahead of his loan move to the Irons and with both currently struggling in the bottom six they become unlikely prospects for him after settling in so well with us.
And Manchester United believe that his relationship with manager David Moyes is the key to West Ham becoming his next destination.
Play hardball. We would be middle of the table without him and all the issues brought up in the article are valid. This is his last real contract, he wants to play, he is liked, he was paid a lot for sitting at ManU.
Let’s hope everyone sees the same “facts”.
Ever heard of proof reading?
I’m sure you website is much more literate and properly proof read. Ta ta