Simon Jordan says player’s career could go backwards if he joins Newcastle or West Ham

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After leaving Manchester United at the end of the season, Jesse Lingard is now a free agent.

The England international failed to extend his contract at Old Trafford and will now spend the summer looking for another club.

Although rumoured to be wanted by both West Ham and Newcastle United, former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has warned the ex-United midfielder that he may need to lower his expectations.

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Speaking live on TalkSPORT recently, Jordan said: “The bottom line is who is going to pay what Jesse Lingard wants.

“West Ham and Newcastle, whilst both of those clubs will feel they are in the ascendancy, Jesse Lingard leaving Manchester United and dropping into West Ham or Newcastle isn’t showing his career is in an upward direction.

“So, he has to perhaps be more realistic. The assumption you don’t have to pay something for a player, it enables you to have the opportunity to bolster their wages. But clubs aren’t going to set a precedent.

“There was a battle with West Ham to get them Kurt Zouma’s expectation of wages. I don’t know where Lingard’s career goes. He would probably have to step down in expectation, if he’s asking between £150k-200k-a-week, then I am not sure who he is going to get that from? Abroad either because we tend to pay the most wages.”

Do you agree with Jordan’s assessment? – Let us know in the comments.

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  1. How can him going to west ham or Newcastle mean his career is going in a downward direction. Man utd are in turmoil and will take years to get back where they were if they ever do. He has only played 149 games in 11 years at man utd. So hes averaging about 14 games a year. Some career that. Surely going elsewhere and playing 40 games a season would mean at least hes had a proper career instead of looking back saying i wasted my talent. Should of left years ago if he had anything about him. Im a newcastle fan and personally dont want him as his man utd career shows hes quite happy sitting picking his money up and doing his instagram rubbish. I may be proved wrong but i doubt it. Hes hanging on for most money but i bet he hardly plays wherever he goes

  2. Simon Jordan spouting more crap. Can anyone just talk utter rubbish & get it posted/published cos it seems there’s a lot of these fools around just lately

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