KEY POINTS

  • Manchester United was urged by Luke Chadwick to sign Jack Grealish and Harry Kane
  • Chadwick suggested Jesse Lingard could be a key factor in completing the said transfers
  • The Red Devils are likely to demand a bigger fee for Lingard’s transfer

A former Manchester United star has come up with an incredible transfer suggestion involving three of the most remarkable players in the English Premier League today.

In a recent talk with CaughtOffside, Red Devils legend Luke Chadwick shared his thoughts on the future of resurgent Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, who is currently on loan at West Ham United.

According to Chadwick, Manchester United can use Lingard’s phenomenal loan spell to swing a deal that would send Aston Villa star Jack Grealish to Old Trafford.

“I think Jesse Lingard, since his loan to West Ham, has probably been the best player in the Premier League for the past six, eight weeks. It’s been fantastic for him and has perhaps shown that it is time for him to move on to pastures new,” Chadwick said.

“If that was possible, and Lingard gets to play week in, week out at a club like Aston Villa, and Man United can attract one of the best players in the league in Jack Grealish, who’s got a huge future in front of him, that could be a fantastic piece of business on both sides,” he continued.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Carabao Cup Semi Final match between Aston Villa and Leicester City Photo: Getty Images | Visionhaus

Aside from Grealish, Chadwick also suggested that through Lingard, Manchester United can take advantage of Harry Kane’s gloomy situation at Tottenham.

“I think if [Harry] Kane is ever going to leave Tottenham, it’ll be this summer, with the whole merry-go-round of managers in there, no one really knows who’s coming in next,” the 2001 Premiership champion predicted.

“You look at the three players in world football who guarantee you goals, Kane, [Kylian] Mbappe or [Erling] Haaland, if you get any of those three, if any of them end up at United, Man City or Liverpool you’d fancy them to win the league next season,” he added. “Kane has done it week, in week out in the Premier League for years now and if United can get him they should do everything in their power to do so.”

Lingard has been on point with his desire to play for a club that will hand him the minutes he needs. Though Manchester United has yet to make a decision about Lingard’s future, widespread rumors claimed that West Ham is eager to sign the Englishman permanently.

However, earlier reports stated that the Red Devils will demand a bigger fee for Lingard should he manage to maintain his exceptional form until the end of the season.

West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring against Leicester West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring against Leicester Photo: POOL / John Walton