Newcastle United are allegedly considering a January signing for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard. Following the successful acquisition of the club by the Saudi Public Investment Fund in early October.
The Magpies have been associated with a lengthy list of prospective new players. The new ownership allegedly prepared to create noise to immediately boost the team.
According to Liam Kennedy of Givemesport. The midfielder is a probable target for the Magpies in January as they attempt to avoid relegation.
“The likes of Jesse Lingard and others are names that I’ve heard pretty strongly touted,“. The journalist remarked when questioned about prospective additions at St. James’ Park.
Lingard went on loan to West Ham United in January of last season. When he helped the Irons secure European qualifying in 16 league games before returning to the Red Devils.
Lingard spent six months on loan at West Ham last season. Scoring nine goals and assisting five, and quickly became a fan favourite. He was supposed to depart United permanently during the August transfer window, but he ended up remaining at Old Trafford.
However, West Ham may have competition for Lingard’s signature now that he is one of a handful of England internationals. Who is linked with a transfer to a suddenly cash-flush Newcastle United.
Despite United’s poor start to the season, Lingard has struggled to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI. He has struggled to persuade the management to give him game time over superstars in the squad.
Jesse Lingard Must Leave Manchester United
Four of his past six games for the Red Devils have come from the bench. While Jesse Lingard has scored twice and set up one goal in that time, including Ronaldo’s last-minute winner against Villareal in their second Champions League encounter.
Lingard is currently 28 years old. He is at the peak of his career and would undoubtedly be considering his options ahead of the transfer window to receive regular playing time.
For the time being, Newcastle’s main goal this season appears to be to finish above the bottom three. Lingard’s decision to leave a top-four club and join a relegation-threatened outfit would be a bold one.
However, he is not currently playing for United, and he will undoubtedly have one eye on the 2022 World Cup, which is a little over a year away. He fears missing out on Gareth Southgate’s selection for the second major tournament in a row if he stays at Manchester for another year.
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