Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard but face competition for the England international’s signature in the coming weeks.
Lingard is reportedly one of the players Manchester United are keen on offloading this summer, and Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is said to be a big fan.
However Newcastle fans are not enthused by this news, and have compared Lingard to Ghana international Christian Atsu, who struggled for form and minutes in the last league campaign.
No different to someone like Atsu or Murphy
— Pittsburgh Pete (@dowlo100) July 29, 2020
— Ross Marshall (@RossMarshalll) July 29, 2020
English Atsu pic.twitter.com/xONLMBZ9wK
— 🇰🇷 Newcastle Fan (@0213liP) July 29, 2020
He’ll be on Love Island before moving to another club
— Joe MacCabe (@joemaccabe) July 29, 2020
Gotta be kidding! He wouldn’t even get into our poor side!
— S444 NKA (@s114nka) July 29, 2020
Atsu, looks set to leave Newcastle this summer, with clubs in Turkey and the Netherlands said to be interested in his services.