Lingard’s arrival at FC Seoul has drawn attention to Manchester United’s failed transfer policy.
United announced the signing of Lingard on Aug. 8. The former Manchester United and England international will continue his career in the K League. Lingard spent time without a club after his contract with Nottingham Forest expired last year and chose to join FC Seoul despite offers from various clubs.
The Manchester Evening News reported on Aug. 8, “Lingard’s move offers an important lesson for United. Lingard has been without a club since last summer and makes United regret their decision,” and “Lingard’s departure shows that United 텍사스홀덤 need to move players at the right time.
‘It has been more than three years since Lindegaard joined West Ham United on loan from Manchester United in a bid to revitalize his career,’ the outlet said. He scored nine goals and provided five assists in 16 appearances for the Hammers, winning the Premier League Player of the Month award.” “Lingard then returned to United rejuvenated and still a valuable player. At the time, there were a number of clubs keen to sign him, but he was confident that he would play an important role at United under Mourinho. In his final season at United, Lingard started just two Premier League games. At the time, United could have sold the highly valued player, but the Red Devils subsequently lost him for no fee.
‘United need to be smarter when it comes to transferring players from the youth ranks. Ten youth players left the club last summer, including Elanga and Tuanzebe. Marcial is also out of contract at the end of the season and could leave the club for nothing,” he added.
Lingard made his Premier League debut for United in the 2014-15 season. He spent the 2020-21 season on loan at West Ham United before joining Nottingham Forest last season after his contract with United expired, where he continued his Premier League career. In 182 Premier League appearances, Lingard has scored 29 goals and provided 14 assists.
After scoring six goals in 32 caps for the England national team, Lingard’s move to FC Seoul has garnered a lot of attention in the UK. According to the Daily Mail, “Lingard is expected to earn £9.1 million a year at FC Seoul. It’s a huge salary, but it’s a far cry from the £100,000-a-week he earned at Man United in 2017,” the paper said. Furthermore, ‘Lingard has received offers from 26 clubs around the world. Lingard’s move to FC Seoul has put him back in the spotlight. Lazio, who are looking to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, were also interested. Lingard also had offers from clubs in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia,” he said, referring to the competition for his signature.
“I had a lot of offers,” Lingard said at his FC Seoul press conference. Other clubs only made verbal offers. FC Seoul brought the contract all the way to Manchester and I could see the passion in their eyes. I decided at that moment and didn’t consider other clubs,” he said, explaining why he chose FC Seoul.