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‘Club has spoken to his representatives’ – Alasdair Gold drops big Jesse Lingard claim

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Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Jesse Lingard to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer transfer window, writes the FFC.

That’s according to a claim made by Alasdair Gold, who revealed in a recent Q&A on football.london that sporting director Fabio Paratici and his Tottenham transfer have opened talks with the Manchester United forward regarding a potential move to North London on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Speaking about Spurs’ interest in the England international, the journalist said: “Spurs have spoken to Jesse Lingard’s representatives about a potential summer move. That could be one to come back to in a few months although there have been some indications that he may prefer a move abroad.”

While it is true that Lingard has barely featured for United in the current campaign – under the management both of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick – considering just how impressive Lingard was during a loan spell away from Old Trafford last season, the news that Tottenham are interested in a move for the 29-year-old is sure to have left fans buzzing.

Indeed, over his 16 Premier League outings for West Ham United last time out, the £18m-rated attacking midfielder was in breathtaking form for the Irons, scoring nine goals, providing five assists and creating three big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.6 shots and making 1.1 key passes per game.

These returns saw the £75k-per-week forward earn an extraordinary seasonal SofaScore match rating of 7.19, ranking him as the Hammers’ best performer in the top flight of English football last season.

As such, should Lingard be able to refind this level of form after a potential switch to North London this summer, the 32-time capped international would very much appear to make a fantastic addition to Antonio Conte’s current options in attacking midfield – particularly considering he wouldn’t cost Daniel Levy a penny in transfer fees.