Newcastle plans to push through another deal for Jesse Lingard, after their first deal was rejected by the Manchester United Winger.
The 29 years old winger current intentions are to stay at Manchester United until the end of the season, when he’ll become a free agent. Lingard enjoyed a short spell on loan in West Ham last year, scoring nine goals in 16 appearance for the club.
Newcastle on other hand are looking for reinforcement in their squad as they battle to avoid relegation.
The club managed by Eddie Howe has one of the league’s worst defenses, with 42 goals conceded in just 19 matches and an all-time worst total of 80 goals allowed in the 2021 calendar year. But he has helped address those shortcomings by adding England international Kieran Trippier in a $16.2 million transfer from Atletico Madrid. Trippier can play either fullback position and will bring quality, tenacity and leadership to the club.
According to renowned Sport Journalist Fabrizio Romano, Newcastle seems to be more persistent about signing Lingard to their team.
“Newcastle will push again on Jesse Lingard deal in the next hours. Magpies board working hard to sign Jesse at least until the end of the season, then he’ll become a free agent. White circle #NUFC
Negotiations ongoing with both Manchester United and Lingard representatives.”
The Magpies are under new ownership, recently acquired by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, chaired by Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salman. And are currently 18th in the Premier League Table, sitting in regulations spot with 15th points.