Jesse Lingard’s agent ‘holds talks with LaLiga high-flyers Real Sociedad over shock January loan move’ as out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder looks for a fresh start
- Jesse Lingard has played just two matches this season for Manchester United
- Real Sociedad are second in LaLiga and now boast David Silva in their ranks
- Lingard has scored 33 goals in 209 games for United since his debut in 2014
Jesse Lingard could leave Manchester United in January, with Real Sociedad one of a number of teams looking to take the 27-year-old on loan.
Lingard’s representatives have reportedly held talks with LaLiga‘s high-flyers, who are second in Spain‘s top-flight and have former Manchester City midfield maestro David Silva in their ranks.
The England international’s contract at Old Trafford expires next summer and he has made only two appearances this season – both coming in the EFL Cup in September.
Jesse Lingard has made just two appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men this season
David Silva has helped turn Real Sociedad into Europe’s biggest surprise package this term
Sky Sports also report that United have yet to trigger their option of extending Lingard’s contract by a further year.
The midfielder also received interest from several clubs in England and Europe over the summer, but discussions did not go anywhere.
Lingard has scored 33 goals in 209 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils since making his debut for the club in August 2014 in a 2-1 defeat at home by Swansea City.
He scored the winner in the 2016 FA Cup final win over Crystal Palace, as well as United’s second in a 3-2 victory over Southampton in the 2017 EFL Cup final.
His last strike for the club put United 2-0 up against Leicester City on the final day of last season as they pipped the Foxes to Champions League qualification.
Lingard’s FA Cup final winner against Crystal Palace in 2016 was the biggest goal of his career
Meanwhile, Lingard’s team-mates will be looking to build on their 3-1 win away at West Ham United, where goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men come from behind to take all three points at the London Stadium.
United now face RB Leipzig on Tuesday knowing that a defeat will see them eliminated from the Champions League and relegated to the Europa League for the knockout stages.
They travel to Germany without Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani, who are both injured, while Fred is suspended following his red card in the 3-1 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain last week.
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