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Newcastle Are 'Working On A Loan Deal' To Sign Jesse Lingard From Manchester United

Jack Kenmare

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Newcastle Are 'Working On A Loan Deal' To Sign Jesse Lingard From Manchester United

Newcastle United are 'working on a loan deal' to bring Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard to St James' Park until the end of the season, according to reports.

Lingard, who is out of contract in the summer, has struggled for first-team opportunities at Old Trafford this season.

The 29-year-old hasn't started a Premier League game since United's 2020 New Years Day defeat against Arsenal and in total, the England international has played just 280 minutes of football across all competitions.

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Image credit: Alamy

Despite enjoying a successful six month loan spell at West Ham last season, where he scored nine goals in 16 games, Lingard has been frozen out by United.

And as a result, the attacking midfielder continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with a number of Premier League clubs expressing an interest in his signature.

It was reported last week that Spurs had been in contact with Lingard's camp regarding a move for the England international.

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Image credit: Alamy

West Ham have also been linked with a permanent, cut-price deal in January but they may be pipped to the post by Newcastle.

Eddie Howe's side, who have already completed the signing of full-back Kieran Trippier in January, are willing to cover the full amount of Lingard's £100,000 wage until the end of the season, according to The Manchester Evening News.

The report goes on to state that the deal would represent United's 'only realistic chance' of securing a fee for the midfielder.

Back in November, former United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Lingard was frustrated with the amount of game time he was getting at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian did, however, see him as an important part of the squad after being asked about his contract situtaion.

“Definitely he’s disappointed he hasn’t played more, of course,” Solskjaer said.

“With regards to his contract situation and the talks, I’ve not been in those very closely. For me, Jesse is still part of this squad, an important part, and he gives energy and quality to the group every day.

“Every player wants to play as much as possible. The thing with Jesse and all my players, they all work really hard, I can’t fault the attitude and they’re ready when called upon.

“Jesse has done well when he’s played for us and with all the games coming up he knows he’s going to play a part.”

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Image credit: Alamy

Thoughts on Lingard's future?

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Topics: Jesse Lingard, Newcastle United, Premier League, Manchester United, Transfers

Jack Kenmare
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