Newcastle: Premier League rivals blocked move for duo at St James' Park

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe on the touchline

Newcastle United have struggled to convince Manchester United to do business with them since their takeover, claims transfer insider Dean Jones.

Newcastle have shown interest in the likes of Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard in the last couple of windows, but Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that Man United were reluctant to hand them over because they now view the Tyneside club as a threat.

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When did Newcastle try to sign Henderson and Lingard?

Back in May, the Manchester Evening News reported that Newcastle had held talks about bringing Henderson to St James’ Park on loan.

A deal was not completed, though, and the Magpies ended up with Nick Pope instead following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship.

Prior, there was reported interest in Lingard. According to BBC Sport, Newcastle were keen on the 29-year-old but Man United’s financial demands made things extremely complicated.

It is clear that there was a reluctance to sell to the Saudi-backed club, and manager Eddie Howe has recently spoken about the subject in general. “Domestic clubs didn’t want to be seen to be helping us,” he was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

What has Jones said about Henderson, Lingard and Newcastle?

Jones says Man United had no intention of helping out Newcastle when they came knocking out of fear that they could one day overtake them.

Speaking to GMS, the journalist said: “Man United, when Newcastle were looking at [their players], whether it was Henderson or Lingard, were like, ‘We’re not especially keen to help you here because, at some point, you’re going to be knocking on the door trying to take our position.’ “

Should Newcastle feel disappointed about missing out on Henderson and Lingard?

Not really. They still managed to sign a goalkeeper in Pope and had a good summer transfer window overall.

As well as the former Burnley man, the likes of Sven Botman and Alexander Isak have also arrived at St James’ Park, with the latter making an instant impact for his new club.

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The Swedish striker, of course, scored on his debut in the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool and had a second goal disallowed for offside.

Ultimately, Howe’s side will survive without Henderson and Lingard, especially given that they landed a new No.1 anyway.

It will now be interesting to see if Newcastle still attempt to sign players from the Premier League or whether they just focus on recruiting players from abroad.

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