Newcastle United appear ready to spend money under their new ownership and Manchester United could be on the verge of making a profit with the Magpies launching a bold loan offer
Newcastle United are preparing a sensational loan for Manchester United striker Anthony Martial as he seeks to allay relegation worries.
The Magpies, who are set for their first transfer window under the club’s new owner, are hoping to make a splash.
After the loss to Liverpool the last time, Newcastle find themselves 19th in the standings, tied on points with Norwich City, last place.
Since Eddie Howe’s appointment in November, the Toons have collected five of a possible 18 points, but have been handily beaten by Leicester City and Liverpool, with a clash against league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.
Newcastle depend heavily on Callum Wilson’s goals and see Martial as the perfect player to ease the burden of his No.9.
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Martial has reportedly been pushing for an exit from Old Trafford, after falling in the pecking order following the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.
His agent Philippe Lamboley said: âAnthony wants to leave the club in January. He just needs to play.
“He doesn’t want to stay in January and I’ll be speaking at the club soon.”
Juventus are also interested in the former Monaco ace, but the sun report that Newcastle are considering ‘blowing them out of the water’ with a fee of Â£ 6million to loan him out for the remainder of the season.
The report suggests that Tyneside bosses are fully aware that it will be difficult to convince established stars to move to St James’ Park as their high profile status is in serious doubt.
Martial has been injured since Ralf Rangnick was named successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has disregarded his agent’s comments.
“If he wants to go to another club, it should be the player who informs either the board of directors or myself,” the German coach said last week.
âI don’t communicate with agents through the media and the press. The player did not discuss it with me or with us.
âAfter the last training session before the Crystal Palace game, after training with the team, he informed the doctor and medical staff that he would not be available because the knee pain is too bad, so we have to wait and see with Anthony.
“To be honest, what his agent says via the media doesn’t interest me very much.”
Rangnick also told the stars not to expect him to try to persuade them to stay, if they make it clear that they want to leave.
“The players have to want to stay and play for the club,” he added. “For a big club like Manchester United, if a player doesn’t want to play for a club like Manchester United, even in the long run, I don’t think it makes sense to convince him to change his mind.
“It’s such a huge club [with] such fantastic support, I don’t think anyone at the club should be trying to convince the player to stay then.