With Jesse Lingard set bid farewell after an eleven year stay with Manchester United at the end of the season, Milan are set to join the race for the Red Devils outcast.
Since returning from an impressive loan spell with West Ham at the end of last year’s campaign, the attacking midfielder has failed make his mark under Ragnick as the 29 year-old only made 21 appearances across all competitions, in each he has only amassed two goals for the Red Devils.
With the Manchester United academy product’s contract set to expire at the end of the current season, it seems highly unlikely that Lingard will be willing to extend his contract as the creative midfielder is unhappy with his playing time. As a result, the Rossonerri are analyzing the situation as they are eager to pursue the signing of the English international on a pre-contract negotiation, according to reports from ESPN.
As it stands, Pioli is currently suffering a shortage of attacking midfielders as he only possesses the Spaniard Brahim Diaz who can fulfill the role within the Emilian’s tactics. As a result, the club officials are determined to lure the attacking-midfield ace in order to bolster their squad-depth ahead of next year’s campaign.
Milan face an immense amount of competition as the Serie A heavyweights Juventus are also within the chase to sign the Manchester United midfielder in order to fill the void created by the potential departures of Paulo Dybala, Federico Bernardeschi, and Arthur.