Sky Sports: Jesse Lingard ‘good friends’ with NUFC star & ‘impressed’ after fresh approach

It looks like Jesse Lingard just might be tempted by a January move to Tyneside.

Following on from claims we’ve made a loan move for the Manchester United attacker this morning (via MEN), Sky Sports have now released an update on our attempts to sign the 29-year-old following a fresh approach.

They report that Lingard is interested in holding talks with Newcastle and could be open to the idea of signing on a permanent deal, with him ‘good friends’ with Kieran Trippier; a fellow Mancunian who he knows well from the England set up.

Sky Sports also report that he is ‘impressed’ that our new owners have been able to attract a player of Trippier’s calibre to the club.

With Lingard set to become a free agent this summer after failing to agree a new deal at Old Trafford, it seems he’d expect a hefty wage packet at Newcastle United should this be a permanent move.

It’s also worth noting that this could be a deal that suits Man Utd, with them clearly reluctant to sell to West Ham or Spurs – two rival clubs who are competing for a top four finish alongside the Red Devils.

Hopefully Trippier can get on the phone to his England teammate and convince him to sign, as this really would be a superb signing at just the right time.

With must-win games coming thick and fast and new recruits needed, the arrival of a proven Premier League player who made a huge impact at West Ham last season could be exactly what the doctored ordered for Eddie Howe.

Let’s hope we can get this one done ASAP.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan, he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC!

4 thoughts on “Sky Sports: Jesse Lingard ‘good friends’ with NUFC star & ‘impressed’ after fresh approach

  1. It changes by the hour with these so called journalists, he wanted to go to WH not interested in NUFC now who knows, should talk his pal Deli into coming too. Then 3 England Internationals playing their hearts out to get in the England squad and help us at the same time? Hwtl

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