56-goal Premier League star would ‘jump’ at Hotspur Way transfer
Tottenham target Jesse Lingard would ‘jump at the chance’ to sign for Antonio Conte’s side, journalist claims Pete O’Rourke.
Lingard is currently without a club following his release from Manchester United and he has been linked with a move to north London.
What’s the latest on Lingard?
The report says the 29-year-old is currently “under consideration” at Tottenham, who are keen that Lingard can improve their hometown situation for the Premier League and Champions League.
West Ham and Everton are also in the race to sign the striker, who Spurs see as a central creative player.
Richarlison’s arrival means Tottenham now have depth, but their interest in Christian Erikson earlier this summer suggests Conte still hopes to sign a No.10.
And O’Rourke reckons Lingard would relish the chance to link up with Conte and play in Europe’s elite competition.
What did O’Rourke say about Lingard?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “He may not be at the top of their targets at the moment, but if they are unable to secure any further targets there is no reason to think Tottenham would not move for Jesse Lingard on a free and I think Jesse Lingard would jump at the chance to go to Spurs and play Champions League football next season.
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What role would Lingard play for Tottenham?
If Tottenham sign Lingard and see him as a central player, where he spent the majority of his loan spell at West Hamthen it wouldn’t exactly be the most attractive prospect for the free agent.
While he would be the only notable central striker in Conte’s squad, Spurs have only played with a midfield three on a few occasions under the Italian.
Both matches were against liverpool before Christmas and Leicester in January, although those decisions were only made because Conte was without key players in both games due to Covid-19 and various injuries.
Therefore, while Lingard might see a move to Tottenham as a great opportunity to sign for a club playing in the Champions League, in terms of regular playing time West Ham or Everton might be more suitable.