West Ham face a real battle with Newcastle if they are to sign Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard in January.
Newcastle will be putting the cat amongst the pigeons in the transfer market in January.
The Saudi Public Investment Fund who now own the Magpies are worth in excess of £320 billion. It will be incredibly hard to compete with Tynesdie outfit now.
They will be able to quite simply blow every other club on the planet out of the water when it comes to signing players.
And it seems as though West Ham could be the first club to feel the wrath of the Toon and their new-found wealth.
West Ham blow as Newcastle chase Jesse Lingard signing
The Telegraph claims that the Magpies are eyeing up a move to bring the Manchester United man to St James’ Park in January to kick-start a new era on Tyneside.
That really is a big blow for the Hammers.
Lingard was sensational during his loan spell at the London Stadium and it is obvious just how much we are missing him this season.
David Moyes is keen to bring him back to West Ham in January (Caught Offside)..
With Newcastle now allegedly keen though, the Hammers may have no chance.
Lingard was brilliant for West Ham:
All we can hope for is that Jesse loved his time in East London so much that he will push to join us rather than Newcastle in January.