Fabrizio on United transfers as he provides an update on Man United’s attacking duo expected to depart as free agents this summer.
Manchester United forwards Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani are anticipated to leave the club in the summer, according to football journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
Both of their current contracts with the club are set to expire in the summer.
Lingard has been with United since he was a child, graduating from the club’s academy and establishing himself in the first squad since Louis van Gaal’s arrival.
However, in recent years, the Englishman’s playing time at the club has decreased as he has fallen behind other midfield talents in the pecking order.
Romano Fabrizio on United transfers
The England player is set to leave his boyhood club as a free agent in the summer, according to Romano, and there is no reason to believe his stance on a departure will change anytime soon.
Lingard spent the second half of the 2020/21 season on loan at West Ham United, hoping for more first-team appearances. He was a revelation in London, helping the Hammers secure a Europa League position before the conclusion of the season.
Despite his good form, he was not given further playing time when he returned to Old Trafford.
Cavani exploring options
Cavani, who, like Lingard, is out of contract in the coming months, is another player who could leave this summer.
Since his debut in 2020, the Uruguayan striker has been a fan favorite, but he has been troubled by injuries this season, only making a few appearances.
According to Romano, the former Paris Saint-Germain forward is looking into other options at the end of the season, with a future destination still to be determined.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Red Devils decide to keep him for another season, given that if he leaves in the summer, they’ll be short on forward alternatives.
Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo are the only senior strikers that the club has this season. If the Uruguay international departs, then the Old Trafford side will only have 37-year-old Ronaldo to bank on, unless the club goes big in the summer and signs another forward.