Manchester United plotting fresh contract talks with Jesse Lingard – report

Manchester United plotting fresh contract talks with Jesse Lingard – report

Manchester United have been plotting fresh talks with Jesse Lingard over a new contract, according to reports.

The 25-year-old, who broke into the first team under Louis van Gaal in October 2015, has established himself as a regular at Old Trafford following an impressive 2017/18 campaign followed by a series of impressive performances during England’s trip to the World Cup semi-finals over the summer.

He was handed a new contract worth around £100,000-a-week back in April 2017 which keeps him at the club until 2021.

But according to the Metro‘s Sean Kearns, United will review Lingard’s contract later this year with a view towards handing the Englishman improved terms in 2019.

The club has allowed for 11 players – including the likes of Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata – to enter the last year of their contracts at the club, weakening their position at the negotiating table, and do not want to same thing to happen with Lingard.

Ed Woodward views Lingard, along with Shaw, Martial and Marcus Rashford, as one of his untouchables insofar as he would not even consider selling him during his time in charge of transfers. He is a player who has, ever since signing a new deal, progressed rapidly as a homegrown footballer. United will want that to continue.

 

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