Earlier this morning, Fabrizio Romano claimed Newcastle would make a renewed push for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard today. That could be in the shape of a £5-6m loan fee if
The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has his finger on the pulse.
According to Edwards, Newcastle will offer the £5-6m loan fee as well as pay Lingard’s £80,000 per week in wages for the final 17 games of the season. That high of a loan fee should be enough to tempt Manchester United into sanctioning the loan.
Incidentally, 90min’s Graeme Bailey is reporting a loan fee of £10 has been offered though that seems extremely high. However, whatever it takes to get the 29-year-old in on loan could be the approach over the next few days.
Edwards also believes that the Aaron Ramsey saga could end with the player becoming a Magpie. Newcastle have received positive feedback from Ramsey’s camp and with Juventus desperate to offload the Wales international, something could develop this week.
Newcastle continue to work on Diego Carlos and are contemplating a late-window push for Burnley’s James Tarkowski. Both moves appear doubtful and Newcastle must find a center-back before the end of the month.
There have been recent links with Southampton duo Mohammed Salisu, a former target when he was with Valladolid in Spain, and Jan Bednarek. Southampton are unwilling sellers so the hunt for a central defender continues on.
Edwards also has some disappointing news in that the move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Mitchel Bakker has collapsed. A source has told him the Dutchman will definitely not be joining Newcastle this month.
Newcastle could be in decent shape at left-back with Jamal Lewis, Paul Dummett, and Javier Manquillo all having good spells there recently. It seems that Matt Ritchie’s day as a fullback could be over.
As of now, the mood is bright on Lingard but less so on defenders. It appears that Joelinton’s injury could keep him out for a stretch which is why Ramsey has suddenly become a focus.
***Here are some details of an upcoming charity event some may be interested in***
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NUFC legends team up for 2022 charity event in Gosforth
Four iconic former Newcastle United Football players are to come together for a special charity event at The Grand Hotel in Gosforth on Friday 8 April 2022. The event will reunite Kevin Keegan’s famous 90s “Entertainers” team, including former star midfielder Rob Lee, famed left-back John Beresford, former Northern Irish winger Keith Gillespie and the club’s legendary centre back and England international, Steve Howey. Featuring an auction, raffle and two-course meal, the charity event – organised by friends and NUFC nuts Les Hancock and Terry Sweeney – will be a smart-casual dinner event aimed at all supporters of the team.
Commenting on the event, John Beresford said: “I’m really looking forward to April 8th when myself, Keith Gillespie, Rob Lee and Steve Howey will head to Gosforth Park where we’re going to have a few reminisces and some entertainment to go with it. We’re going to be telling some funny stories; things you’ve probably never heard before. It’s going to be humorous, let’s put it that way! It’s all for two fantastic causes; Tiny Lives Trust and Wallsend Boys Club. I really can’t wait and I hope to see you there”
The evening is dedicated to the memory of Brian Paddison, a popular Newcastle businessman, charity fundraiser and passionate Newcastle United fan. All proceeds from the event are to go straight to Tiny Lives Trust and the legendary Wallsend Boys Club which has produced over 80 professional football players since its formation, including Alan Shearer, Alan Thompson, Steve Watson and Michael Carrick.
Tickets for the NUFC Legends Charity Evening are priced at £45 and can be purchased via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or over the phone by contacting organisers Les Hancock on 07779 841293 or Terry Sweeney at 07968 126622.