Everton have expressed interest in signing Jesse Lingard on a free transfer.
That’s according to 90min, who have reported that the midfielder has already received offers from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the MLS.
Lingard spent eleven years at Manchester United where he netted 35 goals and won the Europa League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Community Shield.
The 30-year-old fell out of favour at Old Trafford and was sent out on loan to West Ham, where he scored nine goals and provided four assists in only 16 matches.
Following his release from Manchester United, Lingard chose to join Nottingham Forest but failed to replicate the form that saw him shine in the London Stadium.
After failing to score a single goal for Nottingham Forest, Lingard now finds himself without a club again and has been training with the Irons since the summer.
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The former England international was expected to rejoin West Ham on a short-term deal, however he is yet to be offered such terms and remains open to a move elsewhere.
Lingard has offers from all across the globe, with Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Steven Gerrard’s Al Ettifaq three of the clubs that have held talks.
However, the United academy graduate also has the chance to stay in England. While West Ham are still considering offering their former loanee a contract, the report claims that Everton and Burnley are also interested.
Jesse Lingard unlikely to join Everton
The Toffees are still looking to add a bit of attacking flair to their midfield following the departure of Alex Iwobi on transfer deadline day, with the 27-year-old having bagged seven assists last season.
However, Lingard is extremely likely to rejoin West Ham if he decides to remain in the Premier League. Everton and Burnley may have already seen their hopes of signing the midfielder dashed.
Lingard’s only successful season in recent years has been his short-term loan spell at West Ham, while his move to the City Ground was a huge disaster.
With the player approaching his 31st birthday, signing Lingard could be a huge risk given his hefty wages. The Toffees would surely have to demand him take a pay cut to move to Goodison Park and that seems like something he wouldn’t want to do, especially given the likely offers he has received from those in Saudi Arabia.