It looked certain that after his very successful loan spell at West Ham last season that he was going to part ways with his boyhood club Manchester United in the summer. Lingard, however, wanted to fight for his place, which hasn’t gone to plan with no starts in the league this season, and only eight substitute appearances, meaning if he has ambitions of getting into the England World Cup squad, he would want to find first-team football.
Lingard’s contract expires in the summer, making him eligible to sign a pre-contract with clubs in January and risk United losing him for free, making it likely United would want to cash in on him in January. Lingard has many suitors both in England and abroad, making it likely he will choose a team based on promises of game time such as West Ham United.
Potential destinations: West Ham