An update has emerged on Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, regarding Newcastle’s interest in his services.
According to The Telegraph, Newcastle are exploring the possibility of signing the Manchester United attacking midfielder in the January transfer window.
The report claims that it remains to be seen whether or not Lingard would be interested in making the switch, as he rejected the Magpies to join West Ham on loan last season.
PIF could find the new Kevin Nolan at St. James’ Park by sealing a permanent deal for Lingard in the January transfer window. He is a goalscoring midfielder who could come in and excite the supporters with his performances on the pitch.
Nolan enjoyed a sensational spell on Tyneside as he scored 30 goals in 91 appearances for the Magpies, before going on to score 22 Premier League goals from midfield in his first two campaigns for the Hammers after leaving Newcastle.
Lingard could now come in and enjoy a similar record, having proven his quality on loan at West Ham last season from Manchester United. He produced nine goals and four assists in 16 games for David Moyes’ side and has scored two goals in three matches for the Red Devils in the Premier League this term.
Earlier this year, United icon Andy Cole lauded Lingard’s work rate, praising the England international for his all-around play. He said:
“I think Jesse has come back with that bit between his teeth. He has got the goal, but it is not just about the goal – it is his work rate as well.
“I think his work rate can become infectious. He is putting himself about, getting in the right areas – and getting himself a goal as well.”
The £19.8m-rated attacker would surely be loved by the Newcastle fans as he has the goals and assists to go along with the hard work. Supporters will appreciate, as Cole explained, his work-rate on the pitch as he harasses defenders and puts the press on to make things happen.
He has proven that he knows how to find the back of the net at Premier League level, much like Nolan did from a similar position in his time at the club. This is why PIF must ensure that they can get a deal over the line for Lingard – the new Nolan.