As his loan transfer to Newcastle falls through, JESSE LINGARD feels ‘disrespected’ by Manchester United, who are demanding a £12 million’survival bonus.’
Jesse Lingard is enraged after Manchester United rejected a loan transfer to Newcastle for a survival payment, causing the agreement to fall apart.
The Guardian claims this as the unhappy England midfielder tries to secure a deadline departure.
Lingard, 29, is thought to feel ‘left down’ by United’s fighting after 21 years with the club.
He was looking for another fresh transfer after thriving on loan at West Ham in the second half of last season.
Newcastle United moved ahead of West Ham United in the Premier League standings, but even the Saudi-owned Toon are struggling to come up with the necessary funds.
After declining to extend his contract beyond the summer, Lingard is said to be concerned that United is playing hardball with him.
The Red Devils are reportedly seeking a £15 million-plus package to allow him to join Newcastle, who are currently in third place.
According to the Guardian, if the Magpies stay up, the Toon will have to pay his entire salary plus a £2.5 million loan fee and an additional £12 million.
Lingard was still hoping to play for England in the World Cup in November, which will be held in Qatar.
In the summer, his primary weapon may be a permanent swap.
Anthony Martial, an uneasy striker, beat Lingard to a loan move away from Old Trafford this week, with Sevilla taking him on for the remainder of the season.
In the summer, the 24-year-old Frenchman intends to make the contract permanent.
However, for the Spanish high-fliers, who are now paying his entire £200,000-a-week wage, this might be a pricey nightmare.