Pundit Kevin Campbell believes that a switch to Celtic could turn out to be a ‘great move’ for Jesse Lingard in an attempt to revitalise his career.
Lingard was linked with a move to Parkhead some days ago and it was stated that the Hoops are looking into the possibility of bringing the Englishman to Scotland. Not just Celtic, but their Old Firm rivals had also drawn links with the midfielder.
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Celtic would be a ‘great move’ for Lingard
Campbell was talking to Football Insider about Lingard’s potential move to either Celtic or Rangers. He described the Old Firm rivals to be ‘global juggernauts’ and said the Englishman would be a ‘fantastic’ signing for either of the two Glasgow giants.
The pundit also believes that Lingard is someone who is just in need of regular football and Celtic could offer him that.
“It would be a great move for Lingard. The Old Firm clubs are massive. They are global juggernauts.
“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.”
Lingard would add depth to the Celtic first-team
Lingard is a right-winger by trade, but he can play in the attacking midfield position or on the left-wing too. In the current campaign, he is yet to make a single Premier League appearance for United, but he has appeared twice in the League Cup (as per Transfermarkt).
This clearly suggests that he is well short of regular game time, but considering his contributions to the Man Utd team in the 2017/18 season, he could become an asset for Celtic.
The Hoops don’t have a single player for the right wing position and they have a couple of options for the left-wing spot. They have Ryan Christie and Tom Rogic as the attacking midfield options (as per Transfermarkt).
So, Lingard can solve their issue of lack of personnel for the right wing spot while also providing depth to players like Christie and Rogic.
In other news, Celtic have been linked with another Man Utd player – read more about it here!
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