Newcastle are making a renewed effort to push through a loan move for Jesse Lingard this morning. This update comes from transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
Newcastle will push again on Jesse Lingard deal in the next hours. Magpies board working hard to sign Jesse at least until the end of the season, then he'll become a free agent. ?? #NUFC
Negotiations ongoing with both Manchester United and Lingard representatives. pic.twitter.com/MNzyoB3nLq
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 24, 2022
It appears that any hope of a permanent transfer has been extinguished. The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards reported last week that Newcastle were willing to offer £12m to bring the 29-year-old in permanently.
Though with Lingard’s contract running out in the summer, the England international is insistent on keeping his options open. Though he seems very keen on coming to Tyneside on a temporary basis to help in our survival fight.
The issue could come down to Manchester United’s willingness to sanction a loan move. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick seems more than comfortable keeping Lingard in tow for the rest of the season and foregoing any potential loan fee.
However, the England international has seen his already minimal game time decrease since the German’s arrival to Old Trafford at the end of November. Lingard has made just three cameos totaling less than 20 minutes under Rangnick.
If Newcastle can offer a significant loan fee, that could benefit all parties involved. It may serve to soften Manchester United’s stance on a loan move.
While they probably want to wait until the end of the window to see if any other permanent offers arrive, Lingard appears very unlikely to make a permanent decision on his future this month.