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Newcastle United: Insider drops big Jesse Lingard transfer claim

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Newcastle United are now set to push hard for Jesse Lingard ahead of the summer transfer window, according to Dean Jones. 

The transfer insider was speaking on the latest Touchline Talk show with the 29-year-old’s time at Manchester United seemingly coming to an end.

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Lingard is now playing into the final weeks of his deal at Old Trafford and recent reports have suggested he is now looking to explore his options with no interest in remaining a United player.

Newcastle were heavily linked with a possible move for Lingard in January, however, it is believed the Red Devils blocked a move to keep Lingard available for selection by Ralf Rangnick.

Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are also believed to be interested in signing Lingard as a free agent, but Jones claimed the Magpies are ready to make their move:

“Newcastle are going to push hard to sign him, I’m told. Like he is still one of the top priorities. A few people have played that down recently. But I wouldn’t be doing that. I think that there is a possibility that the Newcastle was one he’ll consider.”

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An easy one to start with, where did Newcastle sign Bruno Guimaraes from?

TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…

We think this could be a great move from the Toon if they were to secure the services of the Englishman in the coming weeks given what he showed at West Ham especially in what was a standout season for the Englishman. He was also called ‘unique’ by Michael Carrick a number of years ago.

There is no doubting it has been a difficult year for him at Old Trafford, however, the last time he played consistent football he proved he still has a lot to offer.

And if Newcastle can land the Lingard who shone at West Ham not too long ago then it would certainly provide them an upgrade with Ryan Fraser and Miguel Almiron only netting three goals between them in the league this season.

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