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Newcastle Could Sign Manchester United Midfielder In January

10:20 am, Monday, November 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 55 Comments

Jesse Lingard scored his first Manchester United goal on Saturday as the Red Devils beat West Brom at home 2-0 and Jesse was a player we were after in the summer and Steve McClaren knows all about him after he was on loan at Derby County earlier this year.

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Jesse Lingard after scoring on Saturday

There were a number of reports over the summer that Steve McClaren wanted to bring Jesse to Newcastle and it could be that he’s a target of ours in the upcoming January transfer window.

The Chronicle last week reported that the head coach at Newcastle wanted a center-back, striker and winger brought in during the January transfer window – and English players who can quickly produce at Newcastle are hopefully a priority in Jnauary.

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.

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

He has played for the Manchester United first team seven times this season and eight times in all, and last season at Derby he played 15 times with two goals.

But it could be that Louis van Gaal has seen Lingard’s potential this seoasn and we could have missed out on our chance to sign 22 year-old Jesse last summer.

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.

He would be an excellent signing for us – if the Red Devils would be willing to sell him in January.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

55 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Reyantoon // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Xhaka will go to B.Munich either in Jan or next summer.There is a strong rumor that the deal was already done and dusted.
    Totally Agree.we need someone in MF who can hold the ball,look around and supply the good passes.Wijnaldum is an excellent player but has his own limitations. Someone like Grenier will do the job here, if his injury problems are solved.

  • 2 Jib // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    No chance , now that he has fulfilled his ambition of breaking into MU’s first team.

  • 3 Jib // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    ^ talking about lingaard there

  • 4 Jib // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Where else would the “Neue Schweinsteiger” go ?

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Any links to the rumours? The only ones I can find say it isn’t happening and one of the three parties at least has no interest in it happening.

    They have Thiago, Vidal, Martinez, plus Alonso (out of contract in the summer) Rode, and then Kimmich, Hojberg and Gaudino all coming through the ranks. Not sure Xhaka would be high on their priority list.

  • 6 nut meg // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    How long has Grenier been injured, it seems a long long time ?

  • 7 Reyantoon // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Lil – the rumor was in bein sport media,reported exclusively back in September.They considered him as a replacement for either Alonso or Gutze.

  • 8 Rotonda heights // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    I think that boat has well and truly sailed now Ed

  • 9 Toonfan8 // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    creative CM should really be top of our priority list. Cabaye type, Xhaka would be ideal, but I couldnt see it. He is in Monchengladbach, playing Champions league and top teams are after him. But we need that type, players from Anderlecht, Praet and Tielemans are good too, we should take a look at them and we also have good relationship with Anderlecht

  • 10 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Guiedero was absolutely brilliant for Watford in their promotion season.

    He can’t seem to get a starting place at the moment but I think he is a player with a lot to give, worth a punt imo.

  • 11 toonking // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    catchy in norway // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    i’d agree with 99% of that myself.

    I’ll certainly be furious not to see vardy given the chance as a CF, gooney himself is rubbish. Only getting the chance to represent your country as sub or for a injury replacement tells the youth “you only get game time if your in a top team”, the youth will therefore want to be in big clubs and end up being on the bench.

    I’d say the FA are just a bunch of cowards, selling the original league 1 was stupid, now they’ve hardly any control of it and it’s team every time they attempt limit foreign players the league itself steps in as shown in the most recent one where a team needs atleast 13 squad players who’ve played in england for years before the age 21, here the PL stepped it ensuring these can still be foreign and the fact the starting 11 can still have 11 foreign players, it’s pointless really some teams are now spending a tiny fee for a crap youth just so they can have this target.

    European courts of human rights doesn’t make it any easier itself because it’s against the law to restrict movement and jobs of a person who’s coutry is part of the european courts of human rights.

  • 12 davo3265 // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Personally i’d like to see SMc try the use of 4-3-3. Has the players for it (SDJ aside as not suited) and most have played it with great accomplishment at international level or past clubs. Think of Sissoko for France…they ave that as a set formation and select squad to suit that style.

    Sissoko — Tiote — Wijnaldum
    Perez — Mitrovic — Thauvin

    Remember the season we finished 5th and had the unbeaten run that included the convincing 3-0 West Brom win. One of the most enjoyable away performances I had seen…was based on all 4-3-3.

    Guthrie — Tiote — Cabaye
    Ben Arfa — Cisse — Ba

  • 13 Reyantoon // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    nut meg – don’t believe every video posts of a particular player on YouTube.Most are exaggerated posts.I remember watching videos of Amalfitano just when we signed him in 2011.
    He looked some player on YouTube videos,and I thought we found a gem,but look where he ended now..

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    The FA has no control over Premier league squad sizes. The rules were brought in by the Premier league and had little to do with the FA, other than a consultation. The FA can only influence the laws of the game, not the rules of squad composition.

    It isn’t the Premier leagues remit to produce English players. The FA should look at why clubs are picking foreign players rather than blame the Premier league. There would be more playing at the top level if the FA focussed on developing youth and grassroots football, rather than eyeing short term fixes like B team or some of the academy restructuring. Put a focus on development long term, rather than during their tenure in charge. Nobody at the FA will though, because they are to vain and believe they can take short cuts to fix it.

    They were linked with Xhaka in the summer, but signed 2 other centre mids instead. They are a bit crowded in their already, so I’d be surprised if they were to move for him, unless they offloaded Thiago or Vidal as well as releasing Alonso at the end of the season.

  • 15 martoon // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Would it be churlish to hope that Vardy does play for England and picks up a knock. Not too serious but just enough to keep him out his next Leicester game – who are they playing again? 😉

  • 16 toonking // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:54 AM


    I still can’t see an improvement in grass roots and can’t see it ensuring players will get game time in a clubs main team, these days too many managers are getting the sack less than a year in charge, this means a team itself generally wants to get players from abroad who’ll already be playing first team games.

    English plays need consistant game time and as this won’t be easy enough in the premier league they should be getting playing for those in the championship but the problem you have is championship teams don’t have the wages, so we end up getting bench warmers who want the cash.

    Adam armstrong is proving himself a good looking striker at the minute but had he not went on this loan he might be still on the newcastle bench for another 5 years.

  • 17 toonking // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    grassroot football ensuring players

  • 18 nut meg // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    I’m not silly enough to believe every video on you tube. What you tube does give you is an idea of the players capability,in Xhaka’s case you can see he has the ability to tackle,win the ball by interceptions,pass the ball over various ranges, pin point cross field passes over 40 yards and tremendous power in his shooting.People who have seen him play in live matches will be able to comment with their opinions which I would l be interested to hear. Roman Amalfitano was a free transfer and was brought in on the chance that he was a late developer like his brother Morgan so he wasn’t an expensive flop.

  • 19 JDdubai // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    For CM id say Tielemens should be the first choice, even though he will attract CL teams we should make a play for him and see what happens. Then have a realistic 2nd option ready.

    The Mbemba and Mitrovic deals seemed to be done with no ill will, unlike our marseille/montpellier deals, so hopefully we have stregthened our relationship with them.

    And i would say we would offer more cash for an 18yr old than a team outside the PL will, and at 18 maybe we would be a good option for a couple of seasons.

  • 20 toonking // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Part of the problem with looking at plans long term is fans themselves are not patient enough both club and coutry, we demand instant sucess each and everytime, slow and steady progress means the football side itself will still look poor for a number of years and this makes the fans and media get negative, puts pressure on FA who get low in confidence, get scared and begin to panic, sort of like the reaction most owners have with managers.

  • 21 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    I don’t think there has been an improvement in grassroots. That is the point. The FA should be concentrating putting obey into developing grassroots facilities, increasing the number of well qualified coaches and improving levels of play in all sprees of the game. Instead they rarely look outside of the 16/17 year old academy level players.

    They need a far broader outlook, the Premier league will take care of itself, the Football association is meant to develop all football, and yet up and down the country grassroot clubs are struggling for decent facilities and with costs. Improving levels throughout the game in England starts at the bottom, not the top and until that is done, the cost of average English players will stay high because there are only a few of them.

  • 22 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Well if the people in the FA can’t handle that, and can’t see the bigger picture because they upset a few people then they aren’t fit for purpose, which is my pony entirely. It is about personal vanity, and being seen to be successful rather than tackling the real issues and not caring if it means you aren’t popular at the time.

  • 23 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    I think Tielemans will end up somewhere far more glamorous then Newcastle over the coming 6 to 8 months.

  • 24 barkel // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Agreed, I think there was paper talk that Tielemens would be sold in the £20+ region a couple of weeks back

  • 25 toonking // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Sir alex ferguson is a manager who’s era in todays football would see him put down as a relegation battling manager because he’d have been sacked that season united were just outside the relegation zone in 1989.

  • 26 Mag52 // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:19 PM


    Right on about unrestricted freedom of movement between EU countries.
    Something to remember when the referendum comes around.

  • 27 cyprus // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    I see the anti Siss pro Cabs campaign is very much alive, despite the fact that Sissoko is our player and has done nothing close to that weasel in order to leave.

    Anyway, on the footballing side, soon the matchup will demonstrate who of the two rules the MF.

  • 28 Jib // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    Midfielder Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund) is on Juventus’ transfer wish list.
    Someone should tell him theres a much better club that plays in black and white stripes that could use him .

  • 29 JDdubai // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    Bid 17m cash for Tielemens in the summer, see what they say. No harm in it. Doubt many teams outside the PL will match that for an 18yr old, same way we got Mitrovic right, no-one matched our offer.

    Obviously its odds on we wont get him but give it a shot, with a good 2nd choice there also.

    And Shawcross, worth 15m for us too with what he could improve in our team. Him and Mbemba would be perfect as a pair. Also quite impressed with how Micah Richards has done this season in a struggling team, if he can handle a whole season without getting injured, could be worth looking at, espec if Villa go down.

  • 30 Jib // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Ian was right
    I posted your Saturday morning comment because it was hellish insightful , and turned out just the way you forecast.

  • 31 JDdubai // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:31 PM


    No worries 🙂 Disappointed i turned out to be right tbh.

  • 32 toonking // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    mag 52

    if it means getting out of them human rights courts i’ll go out anyday.

    Those living in poverty are better off commiting crime and getting jailed these days.

  • 33 JDdubai // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Also Jib

    Id be stunned if Gundogan doesnt end up at Liverpool with Klopp – exactly what they need as their CM is v weak. Reckon Klopp will do whatever is needed to get him.

  • 34 catchy in norway // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:39 PM


    I will answer the FA/FIFA thing another time, I do agree with you ,

  • 35 catchy in norway // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    The headline might as well say we oils sign messi in jan , both will not happen

  • 36 Reyantoon // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    cyprus – so which side are you?
    Anti or pro sissoko?
    nut meg jumped on me the other day saying Sissoko was crap and should be moved on..!

  • 37 JDdubai // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    On Sissoko

    For me i would look to move him on in the summer.

    For too long we have had people playing for us who didnt want to be here, with dubious stomach for the fight when the sh1t hit the fan and who publicly courted moves elsewhere.

    Sissoko doesnt want to be here, we all know that, so for me we should get a good price for him and move him on and replace with someone who does. Id say Redmond and another right now.

    When he is on form he is excellent but id rather have people who are focussed on our club rather than one who tells the press 5 times a season how he wants to be in the champions league with PsG or Arsenal.

    So for me its not about his ability, but rather we need players here who are willing to scrap and fight for the club and i dont think Sissoko is at all.

  • 38 catchy in norway // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    I’m pro sissoko.

    I think he is a match winner, I think he has talent, lacks direction, he does not know or have a best position and is not a right winger

  • 39 defenders needed // Nov 9, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Personally I believe we should give Thauvin a chance, after watching him play for 30 minutes at the weekend, he improved our side drastically. I believe we should move gini to Anita’s position and move him to the bench. I liked the idea someone mentioned for Sebastian Rode in a previous post to replace tiote.
    I believe we need to replace Hairdryer and Dummit on the left because we are dreadful on the left, and I would like to see us go for someone British possibly Ryan Bertrand.
    Also replace colo with someone like Joel Matip and with those three signings I think we could challenge for top 6

  • 40 JDdubai // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    FM16 i think is out Friday, will play a quick 10 seasons and see which wonderkids become superstars then pass it onto Carr.

  • 41 geordie157 // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Would love us to go get tielemans.

    I’m still annoyed we didn’t put more effort into getting dier, although the lure of London and European football will probably have made us miss out.

    But dier and alli are examples that you don’t always have to pay crazy money for good youngsters.

  • 42 Mister Tuff // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    I see Ivan Toney is away to Barnsley initially for a month. I suppose it’s better than him sitting on the bench.

  • 43 jimmysmith // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    Lil, I think Sissoko is a Champions League player. Perhaps not for an elite English side, although I think there’d certainly be a few clubs who would double his wages. He’s a top eight player certainly. His inconsistent form is I think more a reflection of the sides inadequacies than his own. We’ve fielded plenty of patchy sides in his time here, but when we’ve played well he’s generally been at the heart of it. Ashley wouldn’t sell, unless it was for silly money, and he’s not inclined to increase his wages, but he could get more elsewhere I think, and he is capable of playing for a more accomplished team and he would perhaps think playing in a modest side is the thing that’s holding him back, and perhaps so.

  • 44 jimmysmith // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    I hope we buy a few more of Sissoko’s quality, succeed in establishing ourselves in the top eight and so be reasonably able to convince him he has a genuine and worthwhile future at the club.

  • 45 Reyantoon // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    I always claimed Elliot is a good GK.I will be happy to continue with him even if krul is fit.Not because he had an excellent game on sat,but he usually perform at his best whenever gets the chance plus hardly let the team down..

    Though Jail said Alnwick should have also be given a chance.He thinks he is a Good stopper .
    Which I believe not.It’s a good decision to let him go as he is shakey GK..

  • 46 barkel // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    I’m not convinced on Elliot yet, he obviously was outstanding at the weekend and I hope he can continue at that level, just haven’t seen enough of him to think that he will be capable of that for an entire season.

  • 47 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    If truth about Sissoko wanting a new contract for 100k a week Ashley will look to sell him in January I think

    For me Sissoko is not worth that kind of money but until we start offering players that kind of money we will never truly get top players to come here or keep our better ones

    30 or 40 k a week only seems to buy you potential these days

  • 48 Our Toon // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    JD Dubai

    If we have any players in the squad who have no ambitions and are happy to remain at the club long term then I’d be more concerned with that then being concerned with those who want to leave for CL. The worst thing at any club is a player who has no ambition and happy to pick up a pay check!!

  • 49 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    I don’t agree with that at all. He is good at running with the ball, but even then he lacks skill. He doesn’t excel at passing or crossing, his work rate is poor, he is weak in the tackle, if he even bothers to tackle at all and his concentration when picking up a man is woeful.

    Given his size he should be dominating the midfield area, regardless of those around him he should still be able to put in good performances. I wouldn’t say he is a victim of our patchy sides and inconsistent form, I’d say he is a major cause. He is Champions League quality, but he’d probably have to do it playing for a side in an BATE, or someone of that ilk. He wouldn’t make Arsenals bench given their options.

    He doesn’t have a defined position because he isn’t good enough to really fit anywhere.

    He was our only starting outfield player to fail to win a tackle against Bournemouth, despite the heat maps saying that Bournemouth played the majority of their play on that flank and us being constantly under pressure.

    I’m pleased he played well against Norwich, because it will mean a change from people pointing to his first match against Chelsea to highlight his abilities.

  • 50 toon kk // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    On the previous thread, I don’t think the ship is turning at all, we were absolutely rubbish against Bournemouth, our players didn’t even look like professionals apart from Elliott.
    if we go down which is highly likely our players should hold their heads in shame.
    Poor fitness, commitment and effort.

  • 51 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    Our Toon,
    I’d agree with that, but I’d say they have to earn that opportunity by consistently performing, if they don’t then fluttering your eyelids every few months is going to become irritating. I have no problem with a player performing at a high standard for us and then wanting to head to Champions league if we can’t get him there.

  • 52 Reyantoon // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    barkel – it’s correct that we barely seen him play,
    that’s b/c he was brought to be krul’s back up.
    But I believe he is a v.good GK.His distribution,
    instinctive movements,speed, timing is/was way better than krul.His problem is injury pecked his contributions and progress.If he stays fit,I think he’ll claim us at least 10 to 15pts per season, just like he started to win us 3 already!!

  • 53 Our Toon // Nov 9, 2015 at 1:59 PM


    I agree with you but it amazes me how certain fans fail to realise that these players left clubs for the very same reason they want to leave us. We are just another club for them to get to where they want to be. It’s like the food chain in my eyes.

    Some players do need to step it up though, Sissoko had a shocker on saturday but so did others, colo the no1 scapegoat for all goals conceded (even though he isn’t always to blame) had a very good game but won’t get praised!!

  • 54 barkel // Nov 9, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    I hope you’re right Reyan! I’ve nothing against the lad, just when I have seen him previously he didn’t fill me with confidence. He has had one or two solid performances i’ll give him that

  • 55 Our Toon // Nov 9, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    I saw Elliott kick the ball out if play 3 times on saturday!! Not sure how is distribution is good, I also saw alot of flapping with punches when in all reality catching was a better option. He had a good game but they didn’t force him to make an outstanding save!!

    Reminds me of the LB debacle a few years back, plenty saying Santon was awful and dummett was better because of a few games dummett played. Then it was Haidara’s turn he was the answer because dummett and Santon were awful, I personally think Santon is better than both of them and I’d say most fans would agree!!

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