Newcastle Reported Ready To Make Fourth Signing


ESPN are reporting today that Newcastle United are again interested in Manchester United’s England U21 International Jesse Lingard, who we were linked with earlier in the summer.

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is said to be a huge admirer of the 22 year-old having had him at Derby County for the second half of last season.

jesse lingard steve earlier this year

Jesse Lingard and Steve McClaren at Derby County earlier this year

Lingard came through the Manchester United Youth Academy, and was part of the side that won the 2010–2011 FA Youth Cup, when they beat Sheffield United 6-2 in the two-legged final.

Jesse has been on loan to Leicester City, Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion over the last three years, as well as being on loan this year at Derby County with McCalren.

He has played for the Manchester United first team only once, in the first game of last season against Swansea, and last season at Derby he played 15 times and scored two goals.

Lingard has played for the England U17 team and 11 times for the England U21 side with two goals, and was in the England squad for the European Championships in the Czech Republic earlier in the summer.

Bristol City are reported to be prepared to break their transfer record in a bid to land Manchester United starlet Jesse Lingard,  with the fee being £2.5M.

jesse lingard derby country

Jesse Ljngard in action this year for Derby County

It seems that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is prepared to let Lingard leave Old Trafford and Bristol City were the first club to be interested.

But it could be that Steve McClaren and Newcastle will now move in for the player with the fee being so low, and it wasn’t known whether he would be allowed to leave the Red Devils until now.

From what we’ve seen of Lingard that’s a low price for somebody who shows considerable promise,  and there’s not much risk in Newcastle paying out that sum for a 22 year-old.

He’s played 51 first team games so far in his career at various clubs with 12 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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123 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #1

    I hope not but if he does sign I hope Gouffran or obertan make way.

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  • Bambams

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Not sure how much mileage is in this.
    I would much rather we put a package together to get a commanding CB rather than another one for the future.
    We cannot start at home against saints with either Willo collo or saylo. …..
    Imo

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  • toon kk

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Has he much pace or another back and sideways? 2.5 mil might be reasonable but is he Really what we need?

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  • DaraghL

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Gonna put this down as a non-runner. We have enough players in this position. LVG will be looking to put him somewhere he will play 80+ games if he is going to loan him…unless it’s permanent.

    Again not a priority. Has shown flashes of talent though so if he’s a cheap development player get him in.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Martoon

    Final position in league 12th
    Number of points in league 46
    League Cup round 4th
    FA Cup round 4th
    Number of 1st team signings this season 4
    Number of 1st team leaving this season 4
    Top goal scorer Mitrovic
    Number of goals for top goal scorer 11

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  • Jack

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Do people honestly think we will get into the top ten? We can all hope, but realistically, it’s not going to happen…

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  • SuperShearer

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #7

    @Jack – the great thing about pre-season is people can have hope. Will we crack the top ten? I honestly don’t know. Part of me suspects that our players were not playing at 100% for any of our friendlies and that we may see more energy and commitment come the Saints game.

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  • crammymag1

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Why are we talking wingers when we are DESPERATE for a centre back…is the club blind in terms of this ?? Speechless to be honest

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  • andrewsneill

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Nice to have but really don’t need him. On teh fairly safe assumption that we don’t have unlimited funds this summer i’d save the £2.5m to put towards a winger, right back, centre back and striker (in that order of priority unless we sell)

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  • Fatman_joe

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #10

    It feels good to be back on the site after a near two year absence. Been very busy but been reading every day still. Some familiar names, some new ones. So, is everyone feeling optimistic about the new season or still feeling a bit down after the last one?

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  • Jack

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #11

    SS

    Well, we have only added three players, yes… They are quality players, but they still need to adapt to this league. Other teams in this league have also gotten stronger so have we really made any progress? This summers transfer business should have happened years ago, that’s why we have started to slip down this league. Judging our team at the moment I would say it is probably the 12th best team in the league, it would be higher but our defence brings it down. I really think we will get taught a footballing lesson vs Southampton. Which is a shame…

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  • hibbit

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #12

    top 10 with this back 4…… 3 seasons in a row shipped 60 goals get real people

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  • Pardews Priceless Bulls#*t

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Bam bams we can and robably will start with taylor and willo. They fo make mistakes and its really not ideal though.theyll really need protection from midfield. So if they start I can really see a pair of anita tiote or colback if front of them

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  • Yellow Belly

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #14

    We do need him because he is home grown and will allow Williamson and Elliott to leave at the end of season then we can buy another CB next year with less risk of 2 x CB settling to the premiership.

    McClaren must know his potential

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  • Bobbybee

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #15

    The mackems have attempted to make a loan signing from us!! They want to borrow the crowd today for their next cup game. 🙂

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  • Big Steve

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Get the kid in. Been tracking him for a while now and he is better than anything we have at the moment. Even Arrons. Confident kid too. Not a lot to pay for this kind of tallent.

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  • beefman13

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Everyone has to remember that staying in the Prem is the first priority, so out and out attack most probably aint going to happen, Mclaren has said he has strengthened our spine and in a way hes right to a point but it needs reinforced twice as much, the vision of Hollywood, Colo, and Willo is exasperating cover or not, cannot bare to look at them anymore, had my fill to the brim of their inadequacies, of course they would be better with better cover in midfield but they still are the worst in the Prem in my opinion at defending crosses and corners, and teams know this and therefore will target that area again surely. i think like most i am not sure how this season will turn out, but first priority is defo to stay in the division, other teams have strengthened as much as us, but other teams know or weaknesses we dont know theirs,coins in the air.

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  • Bobbybee

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Hi joe, one of the new ones here. I’m pretty optimistic for the season ahead. I see us as going into the season with 5, not 3 new players, with De Jong and Aarons having not had any sort of run in the team due to injuries. I was at the game on Saturday and the football is completely different from last season. Macca and Cathco are a different level of coaches compared to Pardew and Carver and it’s clearly rubbing off. Obviously I’d like to see another CB and another forward/winger, but the window isn’t closed yet. Well happy with the quality of the new signings though.

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  • crammymag1

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Totally agree hibbit…..Yellow belly…Williamson leave next year?? he needs to go now…i speak on behalf of a lot of fans when i say id rather play with 10 men than this plank

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  • nut meg

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Yellow Belly
    Williamson & Elliott’s contracts are up at the end of the coming season.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #21

    martoon,

    put me down for 5 signings, and 4 leavings 🙂

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  • Menelauos

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Final position in league 10th
    Number of points in league 51
    League Cup round SF
    FA Cup round 4th Round
    Number of 1st team signings this season 4
    Number of 1st team leaving this season 3
    Top goal scorer Mitrovic
    Number of goals for top goal scorer 15
    Top Assists Winjaldum
    Number of Assists 12

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  • Bobbybee

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Is this serious? When I first read it I thought it was 2.5m for a seasons loan, but having re-read it, it’s saying for a transfer. What a total no brainer. He was probably England’s best player in the U21’s earlier this year and is the sort of lad we could use. Hopefully Macca’s history with him can help to swing it our way. I’ll drive down and pick him up myself.

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  • Offkey

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Martoon –

    Final position in league 12th
    Number of points in league 45
    League Cup round – 4th
    FA Cup round – 5th
    Number of 1st team signings this season 5
    Number of 1st team leaving this season 4
    Top goal scorer Mitrovic
    Number of goals for top goal scorer 12

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #25

    So its Colo and Mbemba as starters and Taylor and Willo as back up. No one knows where Dummet is going to play CB or LB.

    Its good Cabella and Rivere are back I hace never given up on them esp. Cabella.

    Mitrovic is going to b a gem looks more as Carroll though shorter and more mobile. De jong shld start.

    …………………..Krul
    Jannmaatt……Mbemba…….Colo………Haidara
    Sissoko……..Anita……………Wijnaldum…..Perez
    …………………………De Jong
    …………………………Mitrovic
    Subs:
    Darlow, Taylor, Colback, Aarons, Obertan, Cisse, Guafrann.

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  • Menelauos

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #26

    I like the look of this Lingaard, and a bargain at only £2.5mil. Could end up being a new Perez, cheap, but technically great.
    Centre back still needed, sell someone. For the love of God please.

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  • Fatman_joe

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Hi Bobby – not the same Bobby who regularly contributes to Sky? Pleasure to see you on here as well! I’m quite optimistic myself, purely because I think we’ve had a massive upgrade on coaching. Everyone slated Mc when he was first appointed but his record is excellent and his win rate is better than his contemporaries (despite that awful spell at Wolfsburg). Pleased with the signings so far but definitely need to improve the defense further. I think Lascelles has been unfairly judged so far – Forest fans I know love him and didn’t want to see him go.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 4, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #28

    a lot of people got a lot of faith in mitrovic no pressure then…….. i will be happy if he gets 10 in his first season big step up…good luck to the lad

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  • Menelauos

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #29

    @Will die for toon army
    I appreciate your optimism but lining up Mbemba and Collo in defence is unbelievably stupid. We come up against Benteke or Lukaku (God could you imagine Crouch) and its a guaranteed hat trick of headers for them. So please stop saying you think this is a good line up. Rest of the teams fine.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #30

    We should get Lingard especially for 2.5 million thats a steal !

    Gives us a bit more depth because he can play a few positions and he can cross the ball properly which we need if Mitrovic or Cisse are to do well this season in fact even De Jong needs good crosses for his late runs into the box !!

    Its a no brainer a bit like signing Huth for 3 million and Weimann for 2 million …. oh wait we never went for them!!!

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  • Menelauos

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #31

    4-2-3-1
    Krul
    Janmaat–Mbemba/–Lascelles/–Haidara
    Colback–Winjaldum
    Sissoko–De Jong–Aarons
    Mitrovic

    Subs: Darlow-Collo-Dummet-Tiote-Gouffran-Cisse
    I think that’s our best squad so far

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  • beefman13

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Menelaous, i can see were you are coming from with tenth IF all our players stay fit to a larger extent than last season, but there is such a nagging doubt in my mind, 51 points does not even evaluate to a win loose draw type of season, and that will mean more “Pardew/Mclaren” type of excuses, we have all had our fill of the horseshit.

    I do think in Wijnaldum and Mitrovic, Aarons, Mbemba, krul, De Jong, Sissoko, Janmatt even Cisse who im not a great fan we have some very good options, maybe even Cabella can show up now and again for us, but its that centre half position that is still got the negativity for me, Janmatt and Mbemba are the only two of our back line that ive got confidence in, even though Dummett isnt to bad and Haidara may come on for his first season, but another couple of signings would be topper, we do have quite a bit of quality on paper, if they click and stay fit it could be very canny, but this being the toon!!! who the hell knows.

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  • Jack

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #33

    This vs Southampton? Thoughts?

    ———————–Krul
    Janmaat-Lascelles-Mbemba-Haidara
    ———————-Anita
    ———–Wijnaldum—DeJong
    Sissoko——————————Aarons
    ———————Mitrovic

    Subs:
    Colback
    Cabella
    Perez
    Darlow
    Colo
    Cisse
    Lingard?? (Tiote)

    Formation: 4-3-3

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  • beefman13

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Could also mention Colback as being technically canny as well as Anita but very lightweight.

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  • beefman13

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Jack that looks ok to me, but Mclaren will defo include Saylor or Willo aaarrrggghhh.

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #36

    We finished fifth with Pardew Carver Williamson Simpson, it is not an impossibility to finish 6th this year, unlikely but very possible in my opinion.

    We should get a top class left back though, Haidara has a lot to prove.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #37

    so, do we have a poll on the opener?

    I think we shock the prem and win a 3-2 nailbiter… cisse coming on for mitro and scoring the winner at the death…

    or im delusional.. 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #38

    @Jack

    I like that team although I worry the midfield would get outworked and outnumbered in midfield by Southampton so I would maybe replace De Jong with Colback

    For me De Jong needs to get eased in with sub appearances

    We need to press Southampton as they will do the same to us should be an interesting battle I still feel our centre defence will let us down though

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  • Yellow Belly

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #39

    nut-meg thats what I meant, we might then be short of home grown players

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  • Jack

    Aug 4, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #40

    Well in my team I probably should have mentioned that when defending it turns into a 4-5-1.

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