West Ham and Everton on high alert as Lingard price tag crashes by £20m - pundit
West Ham, Everton and Newcastle United will be on high alert after Jesse Lingard’s January asking price was reported, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed ‘half the Premier League’ could move for the 28-year-old midfielder in January.
A United source has told Football Insider that the club are ready to let Lingard depart for just £10million in January as his asking price tumbles.
West Ham were among the clubs who tabled offers for Lingard over the summer but United’s £30m valuation put them off.
The midfielder was omitted from the Three Lions squad which secured World Cup qualification this week.
Lingard has featured in just 154 minutes of action for Man United this season.
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Whelan claimed the main sticking point for interested clubs would be the midfielder’s wage demands.
“It’ll all come down to wages, and who’s willing to offer more – I’m sure,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“There will be a queue for him, absolutely, that’s a bargain. Everyone has seen and knows what he can do, and £10million is nothing these days really.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if half the clubs in the Premier League were after him, and that’s without mentioning any clubs abroad.
“I think Newcastle should be looking at him, West Ham will want him back, and Everton could do with a player like him. It’ll be interesting.
“A lot of Premier League clubs will want him for one reason or another. He will be hot property in January.”
Lingard netted nine goals in 16 games for West Ham last term in a successful loan spell.
The 32-cap midfielder has scored twice for Man United this season.