Everton approach for Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard turned down
Everton have seen an approach for Jesse Lingard turned down by Manchester United, according to David Ornstein.
The Athletic journalist reported that his proposed transfer to Newcastle is on the verge of collapsing.
Along with the Toffees, West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur also made approaches for him, but they were turned down by the Red Devils.
Via his personal Twitter account, Ornstein wrote, “Jesse Lingard’s proposed move to Newcastle on verge of collapse. #MUFC asking for sizeable loan fee that #NUFC deem unacceptable. 29yo got Rangnick blessing today but deal currently looks off. #THFC, #WHUFC & #EFC seen approaches rejected.”
Everton have made three signings this month, one of which is an attacking player in Anwar El Ghazi.
Had they not signed him, an approach for Lingard would’ve made some sense but as things stand, he’s not needed.
At 29, there is also very little reason to make a move for him as he will be on his way out in two or three years.
He will also be available on a free in the summer so if the club want someone in reserve, then he could be considered.
However, the Toffees will not be able to offer wages like Newcastle or Man United are so this move seems unlikely at the moment.
What Everton desperately need is to sign a central midfielder this month and not waste their time chasing another attacker.
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