It has emerged that Newcastle target Jesse Lingard is growing increasingly angry about how Manchester United are treating him, with the Englishman desperately wanting his club to greenlight a loan move to Tyneside as he looks to explore his options with his contract expiring in the summer.
Newcastle Target Jesse Lingard Frustrated Over Manchester United Treatment
Lingard Wants a Loan
The United academy graduate is said to be increasingly exasperated as his boyhood club continue to reject Newcastle’s loan approaches, according to James Ducker of the Telegraph.
Lingard has struggled for game time so far this season under both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick. The attacking midfielder has not started a single Premier League game this season and only has one minute of football in the English top-flight since Rangnick took charge in early December.
With just two starts this campaign—one in a Champions League game after United had already won their group and the other in a Carabou Cup third-round match—it can safely be assumed that Lingard is not all too happy with the amount of time he is spending on the pitch. The 29-year-old was fantastic for West Ham United during a loan move in the second half of last season but hasn’t had the opportunity to assert himself in the Red Devils’ starting 11 despite some impactful cameos.
A temporary move to St James’ Park would work very well for all parties involved. With Newcastle now having a large pot of money from which to draw, they would be able—and have offered—to cover all of Lingard’s wages and pay a substantial loan fee. The latest proposed total fee for the loan was reported to be £10 million, although others have claimed that figure to be more in the region of about £6 million. Either way, United would be given a financial incentive to see the deal through, and with the Englishman not playing any major part in the first-team squad at this time, it seems an obvious decision to let Lingard go.