Lingard a transfer target for Atletico and Roma

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ESPN reports that Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is being linked with a summer move to either Atletico Madrid or Roma if he decides to leave in the summer. That’s according to sources that have told ESPN.

Although Lingard would like to stay at Old Trafford, but hasn’t ruled out a move if it helps him rediscover his best form. He has 18 months left on his contract, as well as a one-year extension option.

But he remains open to the possibility of leaving United with Atletico and Roma having already registered their interest with his representatives, which now includes super agent Mino Raiola in a consultancy role.

Solskjaer is also aware of the level of criticism that has been directed at the midfielder, as well as off-field family issues he is having to contend with.

Lingard’s form has dipped since playing a key role for England during the run of the World Cup semifinals in 2018. He has not scored a Premier League goal since December 2018 and has only made six league starts since August.

He has also lost his place in the England squad and could miss out on Euro 2020 this summer.

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