Newcastle United have made Jesse Lingard a ‘priority’ signing for the January transfer window and are willing to make him the top earner at the club, reports The Times.
The Magpies, who are now one of the richest clubs in the Premier League, have reportedly spoken to Jesse’s advisors and have offered a four-year deal.
Miguel Almiron, who earns £100,000-a-week in wages, is the highest earner at the club right now. The Times understands that the Tyneside club are ready to pay Jesse a significantly bigger salary.
The Manchester United star currently pockets £75,000-per-week and was believed to be holding out for a pay rise, with his contract expiring next summer.
If Lingard chooses to accept the offer, he could earn somewhere between £120,000-150,000 on a weekly basis.