Jesse Lingard Steps Up Personal Training in Dubai After ‘Offering’ Himself to Barcelona

Jesse Lingard Steps Up Personal Training in Dubai After ‘Offering’ Himself to Barcelona

Elijah Odetokun
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Jesse Lingard has been without a club since leaving Nottingham Forest
  • The ex-Manchester United winger reportedly rejected Al-Ettifaq’s offer
  • He reportedly offered himself to Barcelona before the January window

Jesse Lingard has been sweating it out on an individual training regime as he hopes to get a new club in the January transfer window.

Lingard has been without a club since leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season after just a year, having failed to live up to expectations.

He was linked with a couple of clubs in the summer - particularly Saudi Pro League club, Al-Ettifaq - with whom he had a month-long trial, but nothing materialised.

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Jesse Lingard celebrates with the fans after Nottingham Forest beat Arsenal 1-0 to end the Gunners' title dreams last season. Photo by Catherine Ivill.
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Per Goal, the club could not accommodate him in their international slot, which was already 10 instead of eight. His wage demand was also out of the budget for Steven Gerrard’s side.

Lingard steps up individual training

Per Sport, the English winger has offered himself to Barcelona as an option to bolster the La Liga club’s wing options until the end of the season, which they are battling on many fronts.

La Blaugrana have utilised free signings and cheap alternatives due to the financial situation at the club, but it looks improbable that they will be signing the 31-year-old.

While the rumours are circulating, Lingard moved from England to Dubai and has stepped up his individual workout regime, as seen in photos shared on his Instagram page.

Lingard came through Manchester United academy and spent 11 years in the first team, going on multiple loans before leaving at the expiration of his contract in 2022.

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Former EPL stars without clubs

Sports Brief previously reported on former Premier League stars without clubs, including Lingard, who has been unemployed since his Nottingham Forest exit.

The list also included some of his former Manchester United teammates, David de Gea and Phil Jones, released by the Red Devils released at the end of last season.

Lingard shows off dance skills

Sports Brief also previously reported on Lingard showing off his dance skills with his mom as they vibed to Afrobeats hit, Ojapiano by Nigerian artist, Kcee.

The former Red Devil is one of the most fashionable and social footballers and had previously shared videos of himself entertaining fans with his slick moves.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.