Steve McClaren is lining up the loan signing of Jesse Lingard as part of his rebuilding job at Newcastle, according to widespread newspaper reports this morning, including the Mail and the Telegraph.

The Manchester United attacking midfielder turns 23 in December and has already been out on loan at four different Championship clubs, with the story being that now they want him to have experience at a higher level.

The last of those four loan clubs was Derby County and Jesse Lingard was actually one of eight different loan players that Steve McClaren brought in to play for the Rams last season.

One of those, Tom Ince, has already been linked with a move to Newcastle this summer after showing great form for Derby, scoring 11 in 18 Championship matches last season under McClaren.

Despite only being given one Premier League start by Manchester United, you assume they must have some belief in Jesse Lingard as they gave him a new contract in February.

However, the fact he only made 6 starts under McClaren with a further 8 from the bench in his four months at Derby, doesn’t suggest he was tearing up that division.

Amongst the other players Steve McClaren took on loan last season were Liverpool’s Jordan Ibe, Newcastle old boy Leon Best from Blackburn and Villa’s Darren Bent, though thankfully the last named has now signed permanently for Derby so we’re safe from him.

Jesse Lingard is part of the England Under 21 squad that takes part in the European Championship Finals which begin tomorrow, so we may get a chance to see what he’s like, regardless of whether Steve McClaren signs him up or not.

One thing Steve McClaren may give us that has been missing, is maybe a bit of goodwill from other clubs thanks to his past connections via England and club football. The range and profile of his loan signings suggest decent clubs were happy to do business with him.

However, purely on the subject of a potential short-term deal for Jesse Lingard, maybe not the ideal message to send out for this brave new world at Newcastle under Ashley and McClaren, if the first transfer proves to be a loan signing.



  • TelBoyTelboy

    When are we going to sign some quality players, Now looking like Liverpool are after Charlie Austin so we have now lost him, What is Charnley doing !!

  • Andgeo

    Charnley is probably on holiday. Nothing has changed from last season other than that we have a new head coach and released the player who almost single handedly kept us up in the last game. We will not sign any quality players, that is fact!

  • jack1x

    Another pointless loan deal, here we go agaij

  • Timptoon

    Unless there is an option to buy, there is no sense in bringing in loan players.

  • Morpethmag

    We need to spend the thick end of £100 million to see any kind of meaningful progress, loan signings aren’t going to cut the mustard.
    The transfer window doesn’t open until the 1 July, but other clubs are getting deals lined up, we don’t seem to be, from what I’m seeing at the moment, nothing has changed, another manger who toes the party line, I personally can’t see us making any decent signings, so will ashley extend the season ticket renewals beyond this Friday? Should be interesting,,

  • Michael Maximus Moose

    TelBoyTelboy
    Sitting on his ar$e as usual

  • TelBoyTelboy

    Morpethmag Agree totally but will never happen.

  • Toonbadger

    Reports say that Macca has £40-50m to spend, but the way things are going it might be that this so called kitty is spread over 2-3 transfer windows

  • DZA187

    I’ve noticed we are linked with Johnny Evans this morning from United ? Is the fatman not willing to pay 14 million for Austin now after starting the opening bid at 5 million ? does penfold know what he is doing ?

  • jack1x

    It’s just not near enough money , we need at least six or seven quality players in most areas , .I think we will do a number of loan deals , which are k st a waste of time , it’s also reported we have offered nine l lkion for Austin , so say goodbye to him , Which f by Rhett just pay the money and show some real intent Moth mg has changed ,

  • toonterrier

    Another Obertan on the way recommended no doubt by Sir Alex. Open your wallet you fat git and get some decent footballers in and leave the cast offs where they are.

  • Jezza_NUFC

    Yes this is more like it. You buy your season ticket on the promise of seeing Charlie Austin in a black and white shirt and what do you get? A Manchester reserve on loan. This is Ashley’s favourite trick, he shows you a Ferrari and sells you a Morris Minor. More fool anybody who’s still falling for it.

  • DZA187

    Jezza_NUFC well said – I am waiting on who’s coming in before making up my mind whether to renew.

  • kuromori

    Timptoon The sense of it is no transfer fee. They’re dirt cheap and if they do well, Fatty gets the benefit without shelling out.
    It’s cheap, it’s nasty, it’s the Spurts Direct way.

  • DownUnderMag

    We don’t exactly have a great track record with loan players do we??  They either never play or are never fit.  Even when we get a promising Man Utd player in like Rossi we don’t play them because they aren’t good enough…only to see them go and get a spot in Italys world cup side… total joke lol

  • foggy

    DZA187  Jonny evans and cisse in the same side will be like roy hattersley on the pitch

  • PeterS84

    Might as well right the season off now if this is the sort of player we are being linked with. missed the boat on Ayew, Ings, Richards because we acted to slow and now we are after players who cut the mustard as championship level under McClaren last season.

  • Jezza_NUFC

    kuromori Timptoon  Precisely. As far as Ashley is concerned, a quick fix for free to paper over the cracks is always better than investing properly in a decent long term solution.

  • Andgeo

    Oh well, we will be making our own luck next season the eh? Well, I hope the fat scumbag isn’t referring to bribing referees!!

  • Andgeo

    No, penfold doesn’t know what he is doing. Needs the fat man to hold his hand.

  • JohnyH

    Dead right

  • shadsdad

    With the possible exception of Alan Gowling (remember him?) the only signings we,ve had from MUFC would have been better employed on Whitley Bay beach!