Former Newcastle United defender Jonathan Woodgate urges cudgel to emblem Manchester United ideal
The Red Devils playmaker is expected to become a liberate agent this summer and the Magpies tried to figure the England international in January
Former Newcastle United defender believes the Magpies ought be aiming to symbol Jesse Lingard this summer, if they're serious about European aspirations. Eddie Howe's side were linked with a loan bring for the Manchester United midfielder in January, but were unable to comply a loan charge for the England international.
Lingard spent the second-half of last season on loan with West Ham United and was one of the signings of last years January window. His fine crystallize in the 2020-21 campaign proverb him recalled to the England gang but narrowly missed out on Gareth Southgate's squad for EURO 2020.
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The 29-year-old was given assurances over sport circumstance this season, but Lingard has been let down by Manchester United and looked to be heading to St. James' Park on loan in January. The Red Devils hierarchy but a block on the move, with the Hammers besides interested, leaving Lingard to see out the gap of his exposal at Old Trafford before leaving this summer.
When asked by if Newcastle could qualify for Europe subsequent season, Woodgate said: "It depends who they sign, and they made some really astute signings in January. They’ll perform it again, and it’s licit about who they’ll frame and if they can secure that macrocosm stratum talent. People like , who are really good, solid Premier League players. I visualize Newcastle want to assignment to attain into Europe like West Ham did.
"You can’t tell me that Newcastle can’t be better than Wolves later season? Wolves hold done well but Newcastle entrust be aiming for them. Eddie Howe has done a terrific job, and loved what he did at Bournemouth and how he made them play, and he’s brought some of that to Newcastle."
Lingard's monk made headlines last week, criticising Manchester United for not playing the midfielder in what would be his final merriment at Old Trafford as a Red Devil. "I imagine if he comes to Newcastle he leave be the immense fish, and he’s not the vast fish at Man United," vocal Woodgate. "If he goes he will be one of the main men, and that might offices him. I like him and envisage he has important qualities, and important attitude. He commit crave to prove a few connections wrong. He’s only started two games this season and he hasn’t had a impartial crack of the flagellum this season. If you look how rotting Man United obtain been, has he had a fair crack at it? I don’t imagine so!"