Newcastle United told Jesse Lingard’s transfer ‘plan’ and Dan Burn admission made

Newcastle United transfer news and rumours ahead of the summer window

Newcastle United have had one of the strongest comeback stories in recent months after Eddie Howe was brought in and a successful January window saw England international Kieran Trippier transfer from Atletico Madrid to help save Newcastle from relegation.

United did not have the first win of the season until their 1-0 triumph over Burnley on 4 December. Since then, they have lost three, drawn three and won four.

Having been in huge danger of relegation, Howe and his managerial team have brought the Magpies up to a magnificent 14th in the league.

The northern side’s recent takeover by Saudi Arabian-backed consortium has also given the club a new lease of financial life. They are now able to compete for the highest-flying players on offer and the January transfer window showed European football that Newcastle may soon be able to sign the biggest names.

Former Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes was Newcastle’s biggest signing of the January transfer season with Chris Wood not too far behind.

In total, the Magpies spent £90 million with the side not expected to slow down when the summer transfer season comes around.

Sven Botman, Duvan Zapata and Hugo Ekitike have all been named as players Newcastle will look out for with the continuous rumour that Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard will be another Howe could add to his team sheet come September.

Romano’s Lingard update

Lingard has continuously been on the periphery of signing elsewhere with a move expected in the January transfer window, but with his Man Utd contract up at the end of the season, Fabrizio Romano has given Newcastle hope that the England international may make a move even further north.

Lingard showed great success during loan spell at the Hammers
Lingard showed great success during loan spell at the Hammers
Lingard showed great success during loan spell at the Hammers

The Red Devils considered loaning Lingard out until the end of the season but when Mason Greenwood was suspended, the situation changed for Lingard.

Speaking on the Here We Go podcast, the Italian journalist said: “I’m told that Jesse Lingard’s plan is clear. He’s prepared to leave. He wanted to leave on Deadline Day to join Newcastle. This didn’t happen because of Mason Greenwood’s situation, it changed in the future of Jesse Lingard. But in June, he’s already looking for options.”

West Ham have been another club interested in signing Lingard following his stellar time with them while on loan but due to the increased strength in Newcastle’s finances, St James’s Park may soon see the England midfielder play for them over the Hammers.

Potter’s Burn admission

Dan Burn was another of Howe’s January transfer achievements, signing the former Brighton and Hove Albion player in the final hours of deadline day.

Brighton boss Graham Potter has since revealed that he expected his former defender to shine at the Magpies. With Brighton travelling up to St James’ Park this weekend, it will be the first time Burn has been reunited with his former club.

Speaking at Thursday’s pre-match press conference, Potter said: “I think he has done really well. What we would expect of him I would say because everyone held him in such high regard.

Dan Burn expected to shine at Newcastle
Dan Burn expected to shine at Newcastle
Dan Burn expected to shine at Newcastle

“He was fantastic for me, as I’ve said before, I think he is playing with a real confidence and a real maturity that he had and it is nice that he has taken that to his new club and we are pleased for him.

“Obviously we don’t want it to go well for him at the weekend but apart from that we wish him well!”

Since Burns joined his boyhood team, Newcastle have jumped up to 14th place in the League with four points clear of the relegation zone meanwhile Brighton have lost three Premier League matches in a row.

Initially, the 6ft 7 defender had said he had ‘no desire’ to leave Albion but only his boyhood club would tempt him and a deal worth around £13 million saw Burns move from the Seagulls to the Magpies.