The Manchester United academy graduate, who has firmly established himself as a member of Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad, is set to double his current wages.
Jesse Lingard has enjoyed a dazzling professional year — the young winger scored the winner in the FA Cup final in May, scored the opening goal in the Community Shield in August, and made his debut for the England national team this October.
Since his Manchester United debut back in 2014, Lingard has gone on to prove himself as a valuable member of the team, scoring some very decisive goals as mentioned above. Unsurprisingly, the Red Devils have recognised his talents and are keen for their association with the player to be extended.
English newspaper Daily Mail reports that the club is set to offer the England international a brand new contract which will see his wages double from his current earnings. The length of the extension is said to be four years until 2022, with his wages reported to increase from £30,000 per week to £60,000 per week. Lingard’s current contract with his boyhood club ends in June 2018.
Jesse Lingard is also set to renegotiate a massive sponsorship package — said to be worth a seven figure sum — with his sponsors, Adidas. The German sports apparel firm believes the player can be of huge value for marketing strategies as both Manchester United and Jesse Lingard are tied up with the company.
Lingard has made a promising start under new manager Jose Mourinho, with the manager preferring to utilize the 23-year-old over Memphis Depay for the role of a wide player. The Englishman has responded strongly to the manager’s faith, scoring two as well as setting up a teammate twice in all competitions, along with producing 2.4 key passes per game in the Premier League (via Whoscored).
The new contract will definitely provide a boost to Jesse Lingard’s morale, which will only help build his performances for the club.