Newcastle United are doing whatever it takes to try and sign Jesse Lingard this month.
In Jesse Lingard, Manchester United have someone who has always given his all for the badge on his chest.
The Englishman has scored some vitally-important goals for the Red Devils, during a United career that started two decades ago. However recently, minutes have been hard to come by for the Warrington-born attacker.
He’d spend the second half of last season on loan with West Ham, playing some brilliant football and showcasing his talents. He’d return to Old Trafford last summer – and sadly, return back to square one…
With just six months left on his current deal, the ball is firmly in the court of the player. As things stand, Lingard would like a loan move until the end of the season – before having the choice of where he moves permanently.
However, one club is prepared to ‘throw everything’ at signing the 29-year-old star on a permanent deal this month; Newcastle United.
The scoop comes from Sky Sports News, who state that the Red Devils would like to sell Lingard on a permanent deal – which is understandable.
It’s claimed the Magpies are going to have to blow Lingard out of the water in terms of wage packet. What’s interesting is that David Ornstein claims they’re prepared to do just that in order to land their man.
Simply put, it comes down to what Lingard wants. Newcastle United are going to have to offer him a huge weekly wage packet, but does the England international really need to prioritise money over the best possible fit? I’m not so sure he does and I reckon he waits until the summer.
If Newcastle come in with a loan move, however, then this deal could happen.
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