Most transfers this month will carry an element of risk, but Nice could be an interesting team to watch as they look to give opportunities to PL footballers who appear to have been written off. William Saliba has already made the move to Nice where he impressed on his debut despite the team going on to lose the game, but it seems like they want to add Jesse Lingard to the mix.
England international has quickly become a forgotten man at Man United with no appearances in the PL or the UCL this campaign, while the arrivals of footballers like Pellistri and Amad Diallo have further pushed him down the pecking order.
It’s a shame to see how far he’s fallen in the past couple of years because he was always an energetic and exciting footballer to watch, but you could see his confidence was completely shot and he was overthinking everything he did last campaign.
Red Devils are in the middle of a title challenge so he’s not going to get opportunities to play just now, so moving to France would allow him to get out of the PL spotlight and play his way back into form.
It would also be a good look for Nice if they can get Jesse and William firing because that opens doors for more loan deals and transfers in the future too, so hopefully, there is something to this and Lingard gets an opportunity to go out and play football again.