According to a report from the Times, Spurs and manager Jose Mourinho are keen on signing Man United star Jesse Lingard as midfielder Dele Alli’s future hangs in the balance – especially considering the latter Englishman has been left out of the club’s last two match day squads.
After Tottenham secured the signings of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon in a sensational double swoop, surplus-to-requirement figures have been tipped to inevitably make way in an effort to balance the books.
Should Spurs sign Jesse Lingard as Alli's replacement?
Yes, get it done
No, he's finished
The two assets, who have grabbed headlines galore following their announcements as Spurs players, will cost Daniel Levy a grand total of £42.5 million according to reports by BBC and the Evening Standard.
Now, due to the alleged unrest, a report from the Times claims Tottenham view Lingard as a potential successor for Alli if they can find a willing bidder – and the Red Devils playmaker has a market valuation of around £15.75 million.
Added to that, the same outlet also claim that the former Birmingham City loanee would be open to a move to north London as he mulls over his future at Old Trafford having not even made the 18-man squad for their 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace.
Amassing 24 caps for England, Lingard has bags of experience on the biggest stages in football at just 27-years-old, and United could be forced to try and make a sale quickly due to his contract expiring at the end of this season (if he doesn’t take the option to extend by one year).
Hailed as ‘unique‘ by ex-Premier League midfield star Michael Carrick, these accolades may well point to a surprisingly fruitful Alli replacement – but Lingard’s lack of game time recently and seeming slump in form over the last season could also make him a slight gamble.
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