In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former West Brom midfielder Carlton Palmer has urged Sam Allardyce to complete a deal for Jesse Lingard before deadline day.
According to Sky Sports, the Baggies have made an enquiry to Manchester United over a potential loan move for the 28-year-old outcast as Allardyce is attracted by the quality that he could bring to the Hawthorns.
Finances involved in any potential switch is likely to be the only stumbling block with Lingard thought to be on around £75k-per-week at Old Trafford.
Premier League rivals West Ham are also keen, while Real Sociedad and Nice have also held an interest in the past month, as per the Sky Sports report.
Although, the versatile winger is heavily out-of-favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having been restricted to only two starts across the FA and Carabao Cup this term.
And Palmer believes he’d be a great addition for Albion as he’d bring the necessary quality to keep them in the division…
He told FFC:
“He’s a terrific footballer. He’s kind of a luxury player in a good side, so if a team is playing well and he’s in that side, he’ll benefit from that.
“Would he give West Brom that they need? He would. He probably would give them the quality that they need to stay up.
“It would be a good signing.”
United made the interesting decision to extend Lingard’s contract by a further year despite the long-serving youth product seemingly not in Solskjaer’s plans whatsoever.
Now valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, Lingard requires regular game time if he’s to stand a chance of making Gareth Southgate’s England squad for this summer’s European Championships.
While the Baggies desperately require proven quality in the Premier League and considering the wing dynamo has played 133 times in the competition and 39 games across Europe, he would certainly seem to be a good fit.
Indeed, this could be a fantastic move for all parties should West Brom and United be able to come to some sort of agreement.
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