Eddie Howe have been on the transfer quene to find another perfect player that suit his team style of play and he has been surrounding himself with PL giant player who has become a free agent.
Jesse Lingard is still a target for NEWCASTLE UNITED, but the club is certain that it won’t compromise its salary structure to acquire the England international.
Following his release from Manchester United at the conclusion of the previous season, Lingard is now a free agent and is eager to decide on his next step as soon as possible to give himself the best chance of getting off to the best possible start with any potential employers at the beginning of the upcoming season.
Newcastle made many efforts to acquire the offensive midfielder during the January transfer window, but on the day before the deadline, negotiations with Manchester United officials broke down.
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When the Magpies spoke with representatives of Lingard at the beginning of the summer, their interest was reignited, and they have continued to communicate during the close season.
Although Eddie Howe and Amanda Staveley are adamant they do not want to break their wage ceiling this summer as it could cause discord in the dressing room and lead to members of the current squad demanding an increase of their own, Lingard’s initial wage demands fell outside the club’s current budgetary limits.
In addition to a substantial signing-on fee that would be paid in one single amount at the beginning of any agreement, Lingard is rumoured to be asking for more than £100,000 per week in compensation as a free agent.
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All of his summer suitors have run into trouble because of his financial demands, but West Ham United is presently the favourite to sign him since they seem the most prepared to compromise on the 29-year-current old’s demands.
Everton are still intrigued, but like Newcastle, the Toffees are cautious about spending too much for a player who struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford in the second part of the previous season.
At the beginning of the summer, Tottenham was also prominently connected with a transfer for Lingard, but the north London club’s interest has dimmed since Richarlison’s acquisition.
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Although a new center-forward and a wide attacker are Newcastle’s top summer targets, Howe has room to be flexible if the right deal arises, especially if it involves a free agent like Lingard.
The Magpies are striving to stay within strict guidelines when it comes to growing their salary cost, but they are also working to a budget this summer in terms of transfer fees and loan payments.
Although Newcastle are presently having trouble moving players on due to the magnitude of their current salaries at St James’ Park, the planned departure of a number of periphery players might assist.
Particularly in the Championship, there is a lot of interest in Dwight Gayle, but due to his present pay, it is very challenging for teams in the lower division to put together a deal that meets both his needs and Newcastle’s standards.