By Kevin Campbell

2nd Mar, 2022 | 7:00pm

Newcastle United tipped to win race to sign Jesse Lingard after director reveal - pundit

Newcastle United could beat West ham and Spurs to the signing of Jesse Lingard this summer.

That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the draw of playing at St. James’ Park under new ownership.

The Magpies failed in a bid to sign Lingard in January with Manchester United demanding a significant extra payment if Eddie Howe’s side avoided relegation.

Speaking to The Athletic (26 February), club director Amanda Staveley revealed the England international was desperate to make the move to Tyneside.

Lingard will be a free agent in the summer with his contract at Old Trafford expiring at the end of June.

West Ham and Tottenham are expected to offer the player contracts.

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When asked by Football Insider if Newcastle could beat their English rivals to Lingard, Campbell said:

“Look, Man United did not want him to go in January. In the end, they just dug their heels in to make it as difficult as possible.

“Newcastle are in with a definite shout come the summer because the project is taking shape.

“On a free, Lingard will have his pick of the clubs. He has history at West Ham but it’s exciting times at Newcastle right now.

“It is going to be very interesting to see where he ends up. There will be a number of tempting offer, yes, I’m sure.”

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