'Massive' - Exclusive: Campbell view as Rangers & Celtic in blockbuster signing race
Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard would be a “big asset” to Rangers or Celtic for the second half of the season.
That is according to former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the prospect of the 28-year-old leaving Old Trafford next month.
TEAMtalk report that the Old Firm clubs are both looking to sign the 24-times England international as he prepares to enter the final six months of his contract at United.
Lingard is yet to feature in the Premier League or Champions League this season despite making the squad for both competitions.
His only two appearances have come in EFL Cup, starting the win at Luton Town and featuring as a late substitute in the win at Brighton.
When asked by Football Insider if he could see Lingard moving to Ibrox and Celtic Park in the new year, Campbell said: “It would be a great move for Lingard. The Old Firm clubs are massive. They are global juggernauts.
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“Jesse Lingard needs to play football, if we are honest.
“He could go up there and whichever club he would join, he would be a fantastic addition. He would be a big asset to one of those teams because he is a very gifted player.”
Manchester United have the option to trigger a 12-month extension on Lingard’s contract, which expires on June, if they wish.
His 209 appearances for the Red Devils across all competitions have yielded 33 goals and 20 assists.