Everton and Tottenham Consider Former Manchester United Player

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Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are considering a move for England midfielder Jesse Lingard, according to The Telegraph and Paul Joyce.

The former Manchester United midfielder is out of contract after finding himself out of favour at Old Trafford. West Ham United have offered a contract to the 29-year-old, who enjoyed a prolific loan spell with them in the 2020/21 season. Newcastle United had also been linked with him, but consider his wage demands too high.

Spurs and Everton Join Jesse Lingard Chase

Conte’s New Look Spurs

Lingard represents a home-grown option for Spurs, who return to Champions League football this season. It’s already been a busy transfer window for the North London side with four new signings. Brazilian striker Richarlison joins Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The club are also reported to be interested in Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence.

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But Lingard could struggle for minutes, with an abundance of midfielders at Spurs. Tanguy Ndombele and Giovanni Lo Celso return from loan spells in Europe, although the former is rumoured to be heading to Spain, after falling out of favour under Antonio Conte.

Lampard Looks to Steady Ship

Everton are in a spot of financial bother after it was announced they were over £300 million in the red. While the sale of Richarlison will have helped somewhat, it’s unlikely to be a high-spending summer for the Toffees.

Jesse Lingard is a sensible signing, adding experience without expense. There’s no shortage of midfielders at Goodison Park and competition for games will be high, but his arrival could allow a departure elsewhere, as the club look to boost their income.

A Return to Claret and Blue

West Ham will be looking for more European success this season, after reaching the Europa League semi-final last year. And Lingard, who was a crucial part of the side that qualified, could be a useful addition. Longtime captain Mark Noble retired last season, after more than 20 years with the club. And, with the perpetual question mark over the future of Declan Rice, the midfield could require reinforcements.

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