Newly rich Newcastle target Man United star as first signing
Transfer rumours

Newly rich Newcastle target Man United star as first signing

Newcastle United's new Saudi-led ownership has reportedly set sights on the first transfer, and it's a Manchester United star.

As confirmed here on Futaa last week, the club has been taken over by a Saudi-Arabia consortium and therefore expected to flex financial power.

According to reports, the Magpies want to sign the Red Devils' midfielder Jesse Lingard.

The move is viewed as a decent possibility considering Lingard's comments about priorities regular game-time. It's reported that Lingard is particularly concerned about losing a place in England's World Cup squad in 2022.

"Obviously, the World Cup is a long way away but… you need regular football," he said, as per Sky Sports News.

"You want to start games. When I'm a sub I'm always ready to play. I'm always ready to be needed when I'm called up.

"It's one of those things I'm going through at the moment but I think on recent performances hopefully we'll see a change in the next few weeks," he concluded.

Meanwhile, Newcastle's new regime on the football pitch will start with a home game against Tottenham Hotspur after the FIFA break.

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