Newcastle have submitted a mammoth £10m loan bid Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard, according to new reports.
This comes from Graeme Bailey – the former Sky Sports reporter now at 90min – who claims that we ‘expect’ our latest offer to be accepted by the Red Devils.
That said, he reports that the final decision will rest with Lingard himself, with him holding all the cards over his future now he is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.
Bailey states that we are also prepared to offer him a whopping £150,000-per-week to bring him to St James’ Park, along with a ‘huge bonus’ should we maintain our Premier League status.
This seems like a ludicrous fee and a huge amount of money to spend on a loan signing, however it could be the difference between staying up and going down if he can have anything like the impact he had at West Ham last season.
He bagged nine goals and five assists in 16 appearances for the Hammers last season. If he can come anywhere close to those figures at Newcastle United, a £10m loan fee could easily be justified!