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Wage Demands Has Ended Newcastle’s Pursuit Of Attacker – Report

Jesse Lingard was desperate to join Newcastle on loan in January. However, Manchester United required a loan fee totaling £16m, which included a punishing safety clause, that ultimately saw The Magpies walk away.

The 29-year-old has remained on Newcastle’s radar according to media reports as his contract runs down at Old Trafford. There have been recent claims that the England international prefers a move to Tyneside.

However, as he would come on a Bosman, the player is expecting a massive wage packet. Due to these wage demands, Newcastle will not pursue the soon-to-be free agent according to Luke Edwards with The Telegraph.

Here is what Edwards has written about the situation surrounding Lingard:

It was, therefore, widely presumed that manager Eddie Howe would push to sign the 29-year-old as a free agent this summer, but sources have told Telegraph Sport that is extremely unlikely.

Lingard’s name had been discussed in recruitment meetings but it seems the winger is pricing himself out of a move to the North East with wage demands in excess of £150,000-a-week, plus a huge signing-on fee.

Newcastle will continue a pragmatic approach this summer. They will not blow up their current wage structure to land a player like Lingard, no matter how exciting a signing he would be.

Lingard’s age has also come into the equation according to Edwards. Newcastle added Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood, both 30 or older in January. Dan Burn’s recent birthday has seen him turn 30 also.

Edwards does expect Newcastle to pursue a wide attacker this summer. A striker has been widely reported as the top priority in the next window. So Newcastle are hoping to add at least two attackers.

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21 comments so far

  • Adamn_92

    May 11, 2022 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Whilst no-one is looking.

  • Davas

    May 11, 2022 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Replied on previous

  • IrishRob

    May 11, 2022 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #3

    Delighted. Because he’s only on 70k at Manure, no way I want us breaking our wage structure for him. Looks like Paqueta might be on the cards so.

  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Wouldn’t break the wage structure for him but people who are happy he won’t be here are the real deluded lot.

  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Transfer News Live
    BREAKING West Ham have offered Manchester United and Chelsea target Declan Rice an 8-year contract worth £200,000-a-week.


  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #6

    #NUFC – Looks like Sean Longstaff will be out the door this summer. Refused to sign a new contract due to lack of playing time.


  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Says it all doesn’t it that Howe seen Lobby as a back up and no doubt because of the homegrown.

    This could go for a lot of players in the squad. So some who think it will be hard haven’t calculated in that they might want to move

  • Davas

    May 11, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Why the name calling? It’s just opinions

  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Is deluded really name calling?

  • Davas

    May 11, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Well what do you think when other fans call us deluded?

  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #11

    I couldn’t care less as it’s a misconception

    I wouldn’t be insulted put it that way

  • Ginola's shampoo

    May 11, 2022 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #12

    To be fair on the Longstaff situation the best thing for him is to get playing regularly and improve himself that way. Unfortunately he will stagnate as a backup with us so better for him to leave, and being a free gives him maximum choice.

    I’d be content if he stayed in the squad of course but there is no way -even if he improves significantly- he overtakes Bruno, Willock, Joe or even Shelvey. They have passing and first touch/technique that he can’t catch up with to displace them (in my opinion)

  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13


    Definitely and if he has been told he is a back up then fair play to him for wanting more. I hope he goes and has a successful career and show us all he is a good player.

  • cleveleysbob

    May 11, 2022 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Maybe he’s woken up to his own ability and realised he’s not good enough to be in the 1st team of a squad aiming for top 8? – Whatever, good luck to the lad hope he ends up playing regularly and well, somewhere else.

  • Davas

    May 11, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #15

    Mund #11


  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 11, 2022 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #16

    Tough call for Longstaff. Stay with his hometown club and either be backup or have to fight for a starting place based on limited appearances OR leave his hometown club to play regularly and forge a new path.

    I’ve no preference on what happens really and I wish him luck either way. It’s a personal decision.

  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #17


    If you personally took insult my apologies but it wasn’t aimed at anything you said.

  • barkel

    May 11, 2022 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #18

    Would be a pity if we let another decent young player go but as most of us have said he needs a good run in the team to get up to his best and he’s not going to get that here unless we pick up a few injuries. I guess the best case would be a 2 year extension and we send him out on loan for next season to see how he does

  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 11, 2022 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #19

    I do think it’s mad anyone saying they don’t want Lingard. He’s definitely got quality and if he’s got the motivation to work hard and make something of his career in the last few years, why wouldn’t we want him? Don’t know why people care so much about the money.

  • Ginola's shampoo

    May 11, 2022 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Langstaff is 24, same age as Joelinton, older than Willock, and 1 year younger than Bruno. He could improve a lot of course, but he just won’t get to those levels from anything we have seen.

    I hope at least one of Elliott Anderson, Lucas De Bolle, Jay Talor-Cooke come through and do that local homegrown part of things though. Big hopes we could have at least a squad player (hopefully more) from them in the next 3 years.

    Any thoughts on Matty Longstaff? Anyone seen him play at Mansfield? Could he be a Premier League squad player or has that ship sailed?

  • Ginola's shampoo

    May 11, 2022 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Agree with the thoughts on Lingard – I don’t think he warrants being one of our top earners let alone breaking the wage structure for given his age. Also still suspicious of his attitude, he did have issues at Man U and half a season at West Ham isn’t enough to put them totally aside


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