Many Tottenham Hotspur fans have flocked to a tweet that was recently posted by Spurs-focused Twitter account @Daily_Hotspur which shares that Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard is allegedly ‘open to a move’ to Spurs.
This news originally surfaced via an article that was recently published by The Times. This report also states that the 27-year-old Manchester United man ‘was surprised by his omission’ from the Red Devils’ squad for their 3-1 Premier League loss to Crystal Palace this past weekend.
Current Spurs boss Jose Mourinho worked with the £15.75m-rated man during their time together at Old Trafford and Lingard played in more games than all but three other players when the Portuguese coach was the Red Devils’ manager.
After this news about Lingard was relayed via a tweet by @Daily_Hotspur, a lot of Tottenham supporters replied to the post to share their thoughts on this claim.
— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) September 22, 2020
The majority of the Spurs fans who replied to this tweet indicated that they would not like to see Lingard playing for their club.
Better be closed. If he can’t make first 11 there why bother coming to Spurs. Just wants the paycheck IMO
— Josh King (@joshKingr) September 22, 2020
I can do without this kind of negativity in my life. Please, don’t ever mention him and Tottenham in the same sentence again. Ever.
— Joe mckenna (@mckenna_joe) September 22, 2020
But we are not open for him to join
— MOURINHO MASTERCLASS (@tuggenn) September 22, 2020
We need a striker and a cb not an overpriced average midfielder
— Alexander Chow (@a1exch0w) September 22, 2020
— H.M.CØYS7 (37-0-1) (@thfchal) September 22, 2020
Would Lingard be a good signing for Spurs?
— Hotspur Talk Brasil ??? (@hotspurtalkbr) September 22, 2020
Thanks but no thanks! ?
— Jerry Gates (@jezzgates67) September 22, 2020
What have we done to deserve this https://t.co/2fpVN7FT5n
— ?Danil (@danilthfc) September 22, 2020
That’s mad if that happens
— TomMarston (@tom_marston) September 22, 2020
Please elaborate. I’m shocked
— The ladsss (@alboyy27) September 22, 2020
However, not all of the replies to this post were negative, with one particular Spurs fan suggesting that they would take Lingard in order to avoid having squad depth issues.
Let’s do this, I’m even taking lingard that having that depth issue poch had with his squad
— Y A N D A (@LunjesFather) September 22, 2020
So, as can be seen from these replies to this post, it certainly seems as though the majority of Tottenham supporters would not like to see the Lilywhites sign Lingard.
Therefore, they may be pleased to hear that Football.london’s Spurs correspondent, Alasdair Gold, issued a recent counter-claim to the rumours between Lingard and the club, stating that links over a possible move are ‘wide of the mark’ earlier this week.
We feel Spurs’ disappointment to the rumours may be understandable when you consider that Lingard scored just one goal and failed to provide a single assist for Manchester United in the league last season and ended the campaign with an overall rating of just 6.3/10 according to WhoScored, ranking him as the Red Devils’ lowest-rated player to have started more than two league games last term.