Manchester United star Jesse Lingard is considering moving to Italy, according to The Independent.
Lingard's poor performance has made him a fringe player at United, and there has been speculation that the Red Devils will try to unload him in the summer.
And in a shocking interview in The Huddle via The Mirror by the Adidas home team, the 27-year-old recently admitted, "I didn't really push myself last season."
However, statistics have recently shown that there has only been one seven-game patch in the last five seasons when Lingard performed above average for a player in his position.
Many United fans have lost faith in Lingard and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has recently emerged to share their concerns.
Solskjaer was filmed when he read “Jesse. Again and you're in a Carabao Cup game against Man City in January.
In February, the boss told MUTV that Lingard's standard had to improve.
Solskjær about Pereira and Lingard: "There is more and more competition for places. Your standard must improve." #mulive (mu)
– utdreport (@utdreport) February 23, 2020
And now it seems that the England international has understood the message and is planning to move to Italy.
Jesse Lingard was in regular contact with Chris Smalling and Ashley Young about Italy. The midfielder is very tempted to switch to Serie A reporter Miguel Delaney.
“Sources say Lingard even focused on it before the crisis. Milan is an association that should be interested.
"Like his manager and everyone else, Lingard has since had a lot of time to think about the future."
Lingard recently appointed the infamous Mino Raiola as his agent, which prompted transfer guru Fabrizio Romano to speculate, "I think if a player leaves with Mino Raiola, it's because he wants to change clubs."
It was reported that Raiola offered the Warrington-born man to AC Milan in January.
Fans flocked to social media to celebrate the possible departure of the player.
– Chris Rudd (@hatchet_howard) June 1, 2020
It really seems like it could be the end of the road for the academic at Old Trafford, with Jack Grealish of Aston Villa likely replacing him, the same independent report said.
Lingard is now valued at just £ 15m.
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