Manchester United are reportedly ready to sell Jesse Lingard ‘at the right price’, with Newcastle’s star ‘wooed by a big offer’.
The Magpies have already secured Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid and Chris Wood from Burnley in the January window.
Eddie Howe is keen to strengthen his team to avoid a Premier League exit this season.
With the backing of the new owners – the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund – money is no object for the North East organization.
We reported yesterday that Newcastle are ready to pay all of Lingard’s £100,000-a-week salary to bring him to the club until the end of the campaign.
Now Sky Sports journalist Pete Graves say a permanent deal is ‘possible’ and that the player is interested in joining relegation strugglers for a ‘big offer’ and that the ‘right price’ will convince United to sell.
The England international’s contract expires at Old Trafford in the summer – meaning it is likely to be Man Utd’s last opportunity to receive some kind of financial remuneration for the player.
And given his lack of playing time, Ralph Rangnick and the United board may feel it is time for them to field Lingard.
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The 29-year-old hasn’t started a single Premier League game for the Red Devils this season.
He has been only 88 minutes off the bench in the league and hasn’t got another opportunity as Ralph Rangnik replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Yet he still scored twice and showed his quality with some of the performances he made.
Then after a successful loan from his previous stint at West Ham, David Moyes’ hammer was still keen on the attacker.
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