Jesse Lingard set for new long-term deal and big pay rise



England international is seemingly a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans for the future at Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is set for a new long-term contract with the club, according to The Sun.

The 26-year-old is seen as key part of the Red Devils’ future under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Jesse Lingard is set to play a big role at Old Trafford next season

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Jesse Lingard is set to play a big role at Old Trafford next season

England international Lingard has been at Old Trafford since the age of seven and there are unlikely to be any issues on either side when talks commence.

The deal is set to see the attacking midfielder, compared by former Red Devils staff to Andres Iniesta, get a bumper pay rise which would boost his salary to £130,000 a week.

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Keeping hold of Lingard will allow the club to pursue other transfer targets in the summer and help them bring in the talent needed for a top four tilt.

Manchester United have been linked with moves for defenders Kalidou Koulibaly, Matthijs De Ligt and Harry Maguire as they look to shore up their leaky backline.

Last week the club announced they had a deal in place to sign Swansea City starlet Daniel James.

The Welsh winger, who impressed in the Championship last season, is set to complete the switch officially in the coming days.

James’ fee is set to be around £15million, rising when certain criteria are met.

Daniel James almost joined Leeds United in January


Daniel James almost joined Leeds United in January

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are also keen on James compatriot Gareth Bale – but only in a loan deal.

Real Madrid have offered the player to clubs for £75million but both United and Tottenham Hotspur have snubbed this.

A one-year deal does interest Solskjaer though as he looks to qualify for the Champions League next season.

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