Manchester United Transfer News: Newcastle United looks like signing everybody in the transfer window. The Tyneside club under the new owners is trying to keep themselves in the Premier League next season. If the reports are to be believed, the Magpies could turn their attention to Tottenham’s Dele Alli if they can’t sign Jesse Lingard on a loan deal.
Eddie Howe has been very active in strengthening his squad in the window. The former Bournemouth manager has already signed Chris Wood and Kieran Trippier. However, he is not done yet and wants to make further additions to avoid being relegated.
The Magpies are looking for more firepower. To strengthen their squad, they have been trying to sign Lingard, who has just six months left at Old Trafford.
The 29-year-old forward is likely to leave on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season. However, the way Magpies are chasing him, it might happen sooner than later.
Manchester United Transfer News: Lingard, to help save Newcastle from relegation?
This season is turning out to be an absolute mess for Newcastle United. The Magpies have been in the relegation fight throughout the season. They managed to win against Leeds last week but remain in danger.
If reports are to be believed, the club is very tempted to bring England international Lingard to the club. They are willing to pay a huge loan amount for the player who is a free agent in six months’ time. However, United’s hierarchy is still taking their time in making the decision.
United have their reason to play hardball as there are other suitors for Lingard. The winger has made 14 appearances so far, but Spurs and West Ham remain highly interested. However, United is reluctant to do business with their rivals for fourth place. Lingard was an absolute revelation at the hammers last season, but a move back looks highly unlikely now.
Alli as backup?
The situation regarding the signing of Lingard is unpredictable. The Tyneside team is looking for alternate options because of United’s indecision.
The name they are looking at is none other than Dele Alli. The midfielder has fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte at Spurs. The England international is struggling to make the matchday squads even after declaring himself fit.
Alli’s career started brightly with Spurs, but since then it has faded away completely. He has barely made any significant contributions over the last two seasons. However, the reports suggest that Howe has not made up his mind on the player yet
Is Newcastle in the hunt for a defender after a midfielder?
The Saudi state-owned club is also trying to sign a central defender. They have targeted Sevilla’s Diego Carlos with a bid of over €25m. The Newcastle board also admire Burnley’s James Tarkowski, who is out of contract this summer. However, Burnley is in no mood to lose another star to the relegation rivals.
It is too early to say whether the ambition of Newcastle will save keep them in Premier League or not. However, one thing is for sure and that is they won’t stop trying. They have enough money to make a mockery of other teams in the window now.