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Former Manchester United star Jesse Lingard offers himself to Barcelona

Former Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard is searching for a new club since being released by Nottingham Forest at the end of last season

The 31-year-old believes he still has plenty to offer at the top level of football. He has been training in Dubai to keep himself in shape and ensure he is ready for any call. 

According to reports from SPORT, Lingard has offered himself to Barcelona who have been struggling to sign players due to Financial Fair Play restrictions.  

The Blaugrana have been unconvincing this season and are currently third in the La Liga standings seven points behind leaders Real Madrid

Manager Xavi Hernandez would love to reinforce the squad to make a comeback during the second half of the campaign. 

However, the Catalans’ economic problems and FFP restrictions mean they are unlikely to sign a new player in the current transfer window. 

Jesse Lingard could be an appealing option, as he can be signed without a transfer fee. 

The English footballer spent most of his career at Manchester United, scoring 35 goals in 232 appearances. 

He won the FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa League during his time with the Red Devils, but the club released him in 2022. 

The forward landed a move to Forest last summer but failed to make a significant impact at the City Ground and wasn’t offered a new contract. 

The 31-year-old still has time to reignite his career. However, despite their financial problems, Barcelona probably will not be interested in signing him. 

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