Alex McLeish has said that Jesse Lingard would be an asset to Glasgow Rangers if he were to make the move to Ibrox.
Lingard would be top signing
Speaking to Ibrox News, McLeish has said that he believes he would be a top signing for Steven Gerrard, even if he does think he will want to stay in the Premier League. He said:
“Names are bandied about all season. When I was a manager I couldn’t believe some of the names that cropped up that we were linked with.
“The papers are out of the stratosphere sometimes. Players liked to be linked to Rangers, though, especially with how well they’re doing at the moment.
“Jesse has definitely struggled in the last couple of years, but he’s got undoubted ability and talent and he’d be an asset for Rangers. He’d be an asset for any team.
“He’s still quite a young guy, though, and I think he’d want to stay in the Premier League.”
The last couple of years or so have not been too kind to Lingard. Last term, he managed to score just four goals in 40 matches, and although the campaign before that was slightly better, he still amassed only five goals in 36 games in all competitions.
At his best, he is no doubt a player that would bring plenty of ability to the 54-time Scottish champions. The £12.6m-valued former Birmingham City loanee (Transfermarkt) was an important player for England as they made the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, playing in all put one of their seven matches, while he has made over 200 appearances for the Red Devils throughout his career.
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His wages, though, may be a problem. He currently earns £75,000 a week, a fee which the Gers would not be able to afford. At 27, he is unlikely to be willing to take a significant pay-cut – he is arguably in his prime years and his next contract could be his last big pay-day. As a result, it would be a surprise to see him make the move north of the border to the Gers.
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