Journalist Dean Jones insists that Newcastle United remain keen on bringing Jesse Lingard to the club this summer.
Both Newcastle and West Ham were strongly linked to the 29-year-old, but despite a meeting with Rangnick on Deadline Day to try and force an exit, he was told that he wasn’t allowed to leave the club.
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He told GiveMeSport: “I’m not convinced about Newcastle not being able to afford his wages. I’m sure they could find a way around that, they’re desperate to sign Jesse Lingard. I think it’s really a tug of war between the two.”
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However, he still has the full backing of teammate Angel Gomes, who called the Englishman a ‘baller’.
It has been a season to forget, but Lingard will be hoping to rediscover the form he showed while on loan at West Ham for the second half of the 2020/21 campaign, when he scored nine goals and made five assists in 16 appearances – but whether that career revival will come on Tyneside or not remains to be seen.