The days have long gone where Man United and Arsenal wouldn’t trade with each other, so it’s not a big surprise anymore when footballers move between the teams. What might be a shock is if Jesse Lingard was to make the move this summer, mainly because he was completely out of favour just a few months ago.
The Spanish manager has seen success by signing younger footballers with potential whereas the Gunners have been weighed down by giving big contracts to players from rival teams in the past, but England international has been sensational during his loan spell with West Ham United.
West Ham United do want to sign him permanently, but the Gunners are also showing an interest and he could be sold for as much as £30m in the summer.
That’s a lot more than he would’ve gone for in winter so it’s all down to his form for West Ham United, while it doesn’t sound like the red Devils have any plans to keep him around next campaign.
It would be a fascinating one for the Gunners as Lingard is clearing shining because he’s a key player at West Ham, while he could end up lost in the shuffle again at the Emirates if he doesn’t feel as confident or special in the side.