Rangers are interested in signing Manchester United outcast Jesse Lingard according to a report from TEAMtalk.
Lingard has only featured in the Carabao Cup this season as it seems like his time at Old Trafford may be coming to an end.
There seems to be plenty of clubs interested in securing the services of the 27-year-old and according to TEAMtalk, Rangers are one of them.
According to the report, Lingard is ‘ready to ask Manchester United to let him leave in January unless they exercise their option on him before the end of the year’ after slipping down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
TEAMtalk also report that ‘both Old Firm giants Celtic and Rangers are looking into the possibility of taking Lingard north of the border’.
There is also interest in Lingard from other Premier League sides which casts doubt over whether the attacker would be interested in moving to the Scottish Premiership.
Lingard – on a reported £75k-a-week at Man United – has only competed 90 minutes on one occasion this season as he started against Luton in the Carabao Cup.
He failed to score or assist in the 3-0 win which doesn’t suggest that he is the same player he once was.
Lingard made 22 Premier League appearances last season but only started in nine of those games as he scored one goal all season against Leicester on the final day.
With Lingard out of contract in the summer he probably wouldn’t command a huge fee but the 27-year-old’s wages may be an issue.
You also have to wonder if he is a better option than what the Gers currently have as Ryan Kent has been in sparkling form this season.
While signing for Rangers is a more attractive option than signing for Celtic at the moment we think that if there is Premier League interest in Lingard then he won’t consider moving north of the border.
He was a talented player on his day but we haven’t seen him perform well consistently for a few years now and you have to hope that Steven Gerrard would target better players to improve his side.
In other Rangers news, Dave King has made a bold claim about the Gers’ future title chances.