Arsenal are interested in signing Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard should they fail to land Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard at the end of the season, according to the Evening Standard.
However, the Gunners aren’t the only Premier League team in for the forward with West Ham United looking t0 sign the attacker on a permanent basis following his stunning loan spell.
It has been suggested in some reports across the English media, that the 28-year-old would cost a club upwards of £30m should they want to sign him.
Should Arsenal sign Lingard?
The England international has scored eight goals and assisted a further four for the East Londoners having joined them in the January window.
With the United’s ace scoring yet more goals for West Ham United last weekend as the Hammers continue their chase of Champions League football, his stock continues to rise exponentially.
His level of performance has been quite staggering and given his links with the northwest giants, it would be hard to see how Mikel Arteta’s side can even land the player.
Arsenal were famously refused a loan deal for Demba Ba when the player was struggling to get regular game time with Chelsea back in 2013. Jose Mourinho was wary of sending out a player which could potentially strengthen a ‘rival club’ as the side were struck a hammer blow.
With Lingard displaying the sort of form which attracts European superpowers like Paris Saint Germain, Real Madrid and Internazionale, there are various factors that hamper any move for the experienced attacker.