Jesse Lingard (32), a midfielder who played for the prestigious Manchester United in England, is set to don a K League FC Seoul jersey, according to local media reports.
“Lingard’s ‘surprise move’ is imminent,” said Sky Sports, a leading British sports media outlet, on Feb. 2 (KST), adding, “He is believed to have verbally agreed a two-year deal. 토토사이트 Lingard is expected to fly out of the country in the coming days to finalize the deal and is understood to want a fresh start in a new country.” “Man Utd attacking midfielder Lingard is close to a move to FC Seoul,” reports The Athletic.
If the reports are true, Lingard would become the highest-paid foreign player in K League history. A former Manchester United youth product, Lingard spent time on loan at Leicester City, Birmingham City, Brighton, and Derby County before making his Premier League debut for United in the 2014-2015 season.
He stayed at United until the 2021-2022 season, scoring 35 goals in 232 appearances.
Lingard also scored six goals in 32 appearances for England. He was a starter at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where England reached the quarterfinals.
He moved to Nottingham Forest for the 2022-2023 season, but lost his place in the starting lineup. He was released as a free agent ahead of this season and has yet to find a club.
“It is true that we are in negotiations with Lingard,” said an FC Seoul official, “Both he and the club are sincerely negotiating. 토토사이트 추천 If the deal is finalized, the best player in the history of the K League will step onto the Korean professional soccer stage.”