Lingard Could Double His Wages
Manchester United are ready to open talks with Jesse Lingard over a new deal at the club.
Lingard, 25, only signed a contract in April of last year that put him on £75,000 a week. But according to The Sun, Old Trafford chiefs are looking at rewarding him with a new deal that could potentially double his wages to £150,000 a week.
Lingard played in 33 of United’s 38 Premier League games last season – 20 as a starter and 13 off the substitutes’ bench. His 13 goals in 48 games in all competitions (eight in the league) was the best return of his career to date.
The England international is currently in Russia with the rest of the World Cup squad. He has played in three of the Three Lions’ four games so far scoring one goal.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are being linked with an £80million move for Lingard. In a spurious-sounding report the Daily Star quotes a football finance expert as suggesting that the World Cup would have boosted Lingard’s price tag. However, Kieran Maguire believes that domestically only Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid would be able to afford him. Maguire claims a move to City is extremely unlikely.
In fact, the chances of United selling a player who is integral to Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans are practically zero.
United To Earn Bonus From Ronaldo Sale
Manchester United will pick up a small windfall from Cristiano Ronaldo’s proposed sale to Juventus.
Ronaldo is expected to make an £88million move from Real Madrid to Juventus in the coming days. However, United will earn a small cut of the proceeds because Ronaldo signed for the Premier League club when he was under 18 years of age.
According to Fifa’s Regulations On The Status Of Transfers And Players, United are entitled to 0.5 percent of the transfer fee for each season Ronaldo played with United from the ages of 17 to 23. That works out at £440,000 a season for each of those six seasons – a total of £2,640,000.
Ronaldo’s first club, Sporting Lisbon, are also entitled to a smaller share of the proceeds – around £1.3million.