The England international’s representatives held talks with the French club, with an official approach expected next week according to Sky Sports.
Jesse Lingard in Talks With French Club Nice
Several Clubs Including Nice Chasing Lingard
Nice are said to have beaten Premier League clubs Newcastle and Sheffield United to the signing of Lingard. According to reports Sheffield United had contacted the Red Devils about the possibility of taking both Lingard and defender Brandon Williams on loan for the rest of the season. However, according to The Athletic, Lingard is reluctant to drop into a relegation battle and is happy to bide his time for alternative offers.
Lingard Hoping to Recapture Form
The 28-year old is yet to feature for Manchester United in the Premier League this season, with his last appearance coming over a year ago.
Lingard started in United’s FA Cup win over Watford on the weekend and was his third appearance this season, with the other two coming in the Carabao Cup back in September. He started in the third-round win over Luton Town and then was bought on as a substitute in the fourth-round victory over Brighton.
Since his fantastic season for club and country- including at the World Cup in 2018- the Warrington-born winger has failed to reach further heights. His significant decline in form and playtime has seen him become a part of Manchester United’s matchday squad on four occasions; all as an unused substitute.
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