Newcastle transfer news: How much money Lingard wanted to join NUFC
Newcastle transfer news: What Jesse Lingard's wage demands were
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Newcastle transfer news: What Jesse Lingard's wage demands were

Jesse Lingard is yet to find a club after Newcastle United distanced themselves from the midfielder.

The 29-year-old will soon become a free agent, with Manchester United confirming that he will leave Old Trafford when his contract expires.

Various players in his position have secured moves elsewhere, but Lingard’s future remains unresolved.

He was previously heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park. The England international almost joined the Magpies in January, only for Man United to price him out of a move.

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The Red Devils can’t interfere this summer, but this time it’s Lingard pricing himself out of a move to the North East.

Jesse Lingard wanted £200,000-a-week to play for Newcastle

It was previously reported that Newcastle would not be signing Lingard because of his excessive wage demands. It was claimed that he wanted £150,000-a-week to wear the famous black and white.

Now the Chronicle have provided the exact figure of how much money he wanted to play for Newcastle. They report that his wage demands were £200,000-a-week. That equates to more than £10million-a-year, which is reportedly the amount we’re paying Burnley for Nick Pope.

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That is a truly astonishing figure, and would have made him the best paid player in the club’s history. Is he worth that? Absolutely not.

Newcastle were absolutely right to walk away if he was wanting that much money. He’s a great player, but paying him that amount would have been senseless.

He isn’t better than Bruno Guimaraes, who earns the most at St James’ Park. He is reportedly paid £120,000-a-week to play for the Magpies.

Newcastle right nowt to bow down to Lingard’s wage demands

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Giving Lingard a contract like that would have created a gap between himself and the rest of the squad. And there wouldn’t be much resale value in it given the fact he turns 30 later this year.

Considering he’s yet to find a new club, Lingard is going to have to lower his demands. That’s the only way a move to Newcastle could be resurrected.

The Chronicle states that Howe is still a fan of him, while the Mirror claim that a Newcastle move for Lingard is still going on in the background.

He’d be a great addition, but only at the right price. £200,000-a-week is absolutely not the right price for Newcastle United.