Newcastle have once again been linked with Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.

The Telegraph report Lingard has been discussed by the club, although it is not yet known whether the England international would like to join.

That is because he was linked with a loan move to St James’ Park in January before joining West Ham.

He chose not to join the Hammers permanently during the summer, entering the final year of his contract at Old Trafford.

England World Cup Qualifier Camp
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Lingard’s contract situation means he should not cost too much, certainly not beyond Newcastle’s new wealth.

The England international showed what he can do when given an extended run of games in the Premier League last season.

Even this year, he has two Premier League goals from just 45 minutes of action across three substitute outings.

England World Cup Qualifier Camp
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Lingard is in the England squad but to keep his place, he will likely need more club gametime.

 

That may influence his decision come January, when the Red Devils will have their final chance to raise some funds for him if he has not signed a new deal.

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Lingard is not the biggest name out there, and is a little bit of a Marmite character.

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