Jesse Lingard has endured a difficult time since leaving Manchester United. A 1-year spell at Nottingham Forrest saw him face injuries and made just 20 appearances for the club. He helped them seek promotion but now hopes to have another adventure in Saudi Arabia.
Lingard has told Sky Sports of those rumours: “I’ve never ruled any team out, any club out, so for me it’s picking the right team. It’s got to be right for me. I just want to play football at the end of the day. The project has got to be well-suited for me. The team’s got to be good and in the right direction. Literally, it’s just regular game time. I’m still hungry, I’m working hard and I’m going to be ready when called upon.”
He went on to say of the ambitious projects being pieced together in the Middle East: “Saudi Arabia are doing big things. In the next year or so, the next couple of years, it will be one of the hot spots to go to. I’m not really surprised big names are moving out there, they’re doing big things. It’s something I’m obviously going to consider as well, I’ve not ruled that out either. It’s just got to be right for me at the end of the day.”
Lingard could be a big coup for Saudi Arabia who hope to repolish their brand.