Both West Ham and Newcastle will stand up and notice after The Sun reported that Manchester United could be willing to lower the price of Jesse Lingard.
Lingard has been high on the wanted list of West Ham thanks to his hugely successful loan spell in London last season. David Moyes desperately tried to sign him in the summer, but fell short.
But in recent days, Lingard has also been the subject of links to Newcastle United. The Toon are set to flush with cash after their takeover and Lingard is among the players mentioned.
And now The Suns report that United are scoring around £ 10m. From the asking price, be music to the ears of West Ham and Newcastle. It is claimed that United will take only 15 million. Pound to Lingard now, which is a huge drop from the 25 million. Pound, they appreciated him in the summer.
Lingard has yet to sign a new contract, and the report states that Old Trafford officials would rather get something for the English man, rather than lose him for nothing.
TBR’s View: Lingard on the go?
He really should be. There is no point in staying in Manchester if he is not going to play a lot. He is also back in England, so if he can keep playing and playing well this season, he can even go to Qatar.
Lingard proved his worth with West Ham last season. £ 15m is also a true bargain. For Newcastle, he is the perfect first signing.
But West Ham love him and he loved it at West Ham, so it’s also worth not counting the hammers out yet.
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