Jesse Lingard’s loan from Man United to Newcastle could fall through
Jesse Lingard’s proposed transfer from Manchester United to Newcastle is in danger of falling apart, sources have told ESPN.
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Sources have told ESPN that United are reluctant to approve a loan move as Lingard only has six months left on his contract.
The club could reconsider if Newcastle offered to cover Lingard’s salary, pay a loan fee up front and agree to pay another substantial sum if Newcastle avoid relegation.
There is frustration from Lingard that Anthony Martial, who is under contract until at least 2024, was allowed to join Sevilla on loan without the Spanish side having to pay a loan fee.
Sources have told ESPN that Newcastle have not given up hope of landing Lingard before Monday’s transfer deadline, but are ready to walk away and focus on signing Dele Alli from Tottenham Hotspur.
Lingard wants to move after starting just two games this season.
There is hope that another successful loan spell like his move to West Ham United last season could see him force his way back into Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of the World Cup, which begins in Qatar in November.
Sources have told ESPN that United have already turned down approaches from West Ham and Tottenham this month because they did not want to bolster a rival club also chasing a top four spot.