Free-agent Jesse Lingard is set to travel to the United States in order to speak with two MLS clubs who are interested in pursuing a potential transfer, numerous sources revealed. The midfielder’s contract with Manchester United expired at the start of July.
According to reports, the two MLS sides who are set to meet with Lingard are expected to pitch what has been described as”ground-breaking” deals. In addition to the interested parties stateside, several European sides have also expressed interest in signing the 29-year-old player.
Among the interested clubs is West Ham, the club that Lingard joined on loan in 2021. The Hammers’ manager David Moyes has expressed interest in the England international following his effective performance for the London side, scoring nine goals in just 16 games. Competing for Lingard’s signature is Everton, with manager Frank Lampard signaling his interest in the player as well. Barcelona and AC Milan have also previously expressed interest in the player, making contact with Lingard’s agent earlier in the summer.
Since returning to Manchester United from his loan spell at West Ham, Lingard struggled to get game time, only starting two games despite scoring twice as a substitute against Newcastle and West Ham in September in what was his first appearances that season.