Newcastle United improved deadline day bid offer amount for Jesse Lingard made public
Jesse Lingard is back in the sights of Newcastle United.
United had switched attention, trying to land exciting 19 year old Reims striker Hugo Ekitike, when Man Utd had made unreasonable demands in terms of a deal until the end of the season for their midfielder. A deal that could have reportedly cost Newcastle United around £1m per game on average, over the final 17 PL matches of the season.
That cost being a combination of the Jesse Lingard wages, a loan fee, plus bonus if (when!) Newcastle United survived this season.
Growing up in Reims, Hugo Ekitike has been with the club since the age of 11 and the thought of leaving home for a foreign country at this stage, at the age of 19 after only 11 league starts, proving a step too far. The teenager deciding instead to stay at Reims for the rest of the season and continue his development with regular first team football in Ligue 1.
So Newcastle back to trying to do a Jesse Lingard loan deal until the end of the season as an alternative.
The Mail have made public what the renewed and improved Newcastle United for Jesse Lingard has been. They say that Newcastle have offered a £3m loan fee plus a £4m survival bonus if NUFC stay up, plus covering the full Jesse Lingard wages.
However, Man Utd have turned down the offer, leaving Jesse Lingard dismayed.
With less than five hours to go until the transfer deadline, is there still hope of this happening?
Well, Jesse Lingard hasn’t been given a Premier League start by Man Utd for over two years and he is definitely leaving this summer when his contract runs out. People have pointed out that with Mason Greenwood ruled out for the foreseeable, this could see Jesse Lingard possibly getting more minutes on the pitch.
However, Jesse Lingard has only had 88 Premier League minutes on the pitch for Man Utd since November 2019, so it is very difficult to see that changing radically, even with Greenwood ruled out.
Man Utd could potentially benefit to the tune of around £10m in terms of saved wages, loan fee and survival bonus. To keep Jesse Lingard and then not play him still for the rest of this season, would surely be madness…
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