LEICESTER CITY are lining up Jesse Lingard as a potential replacement for James Maddison should the Englishman leave for Arsenal.
Lingard is seen as an ideal replacement for Foxes ace Maddison, according to reports.
Football.london are reporting that Arsenal still remain way off Leicester’s £60million valuation of Maddison.
But with Joe Willock set to join Newcastle United for £25m, more funds could be available to try and tempt the Foxes to part ways with the 24-year-old.
And should Arsenal stump up the cash for creative midfielder Maddison, Man Utd’s Jesse Lingard is a potential replacement.
Lingard reignited his football career with a successful loan spell at West Ham in the second half of last season.
The 28-year-old scored nine and provided five assists in 16 league games for the Hammers, earning himself a recall to Gareth Southgate’s England squad a matter of months before Euro 2020.
But Lingard unfortunately missed out on the final cut to make the squad.
Should Willock’s £25m transfer to Newcastle be completed in the coming days, it could cause a domino effect of transfers.
Arsenal could look to swiftly wrap up a deal for Maddison.
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But the Foxes may have to wait for Lingard to finish his Covid-19 isolation after testing positive on Saturday to make a move.
Lingard does, however, seem keen to stay and fight for his place at his boyhood club despite being behind some big names in the pecking order.
But put in a good account of himself during Man Utd‘s pre-season.
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