According to ESPN, the former Manchester United attacker is heading to the United States to hold talks over a potential future in the MLS, despite interest back here in the UK.
As per the report, Everton are one of the clubs desperate to secure the signature of Lingard alongside West Ham United, and the player wants to find the right club for him to gain first-team football to get himself in contention for a spot in the World Cup squad with England at the end of this year.
It is no secret that Everton have been in financial turmoil over the last couple of years, a situation that has been unravelling putting the Merseyside club on the brink of a breach in FFP regulations, so it is now likely that they will look to find bargains in the transfer market to bolster their squad.
The Toffees have now sold Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur for a deal worth £60m which has not only given the club some freedom to reinvest a little but also does leave them with a hole in their attacking threat going into next season, a hole that Lampard will likely be desperate to fill.
Lingard is now a free agent, meaning that Moshiri can save millions if he can convince the player to make a move to Goodison Park this summer, and he is the perfect fit to replace the recently departed Brazilian winger as well.
The boyhood Man United star who was hailed “absolutely outstanding” by journalist Simon Peach scored 35 goals and delivered 21 assists in 235 appearances for the Red Devils, but fell out of favour in the team which prompted a loan move to West Ham where the player shined under David Moyes.
Lingard scored nine goals and contributed five assists during his six-month spell in East London, with a goal contribution every 101 minutes played in the team over 16 appearances in the side.
Now the Warrington-born gem is looking for his next challenge where he can be a regular starter to make an impact on his team and a good impression on Gareth Southgate ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, something Frank Lampard would certainly be able to give him the opportunity to do at Everton following Richarlison’s move.
With that being said, the powers at Goodison Park must now do everything they can to convince Lingard that a move to the Merseyside club would be the best fit for him moving forward and Moshiri could secure a great piece of business with another free agent if a deal can be done this summer.