Ferdinand instructs Newcastle to sign Premier League trio including Lingard

Jessee Lingard is one of four Manchester United players Newcastle are reportedly targeting after their Saudi-led takeover worth £300million was completed last week

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Rio Ferdinand has urged Newcastle to go and sign Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling and Declan Rice with their influx of cash.

The Magpies are the richest club in the world after their Saudi-led takeover worth £300million was completed last week.

Newcastle are expected to be active in the January window with their increased spending power.

Lingard is one of four Manchester United players the club are reportedly targeting.

And former Man Utd defender Ferdinand reckons he would be a great signing, along with his England teammates Sterling and Rice, who have both been linked with exits from their respective clubs.

Rio Ferdinand gave his verdict on who Newcastle should sign

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He said on his YouTube show Vibe with Five: “I’d be going to try and make like a mad couple of signings, like huge, that I think would be gettable.

“I’d be looking at people like Raheem Sterling. Raheem Sterling’s not playing regularly, I’d go ask him the question. I’d go and ask Declan Rice, ‘What’s going on?’

“Them two would be the first two on my list, and I’d go all out to go and get them. And then I’d be trying to get people like Jesse Lingard, who’s in and around the Man United squad.”

Ferdinand admits it’s unrealistic for Newcastle to go for the likes of Kylian Mbappe. who is set to be out of contract next summer, but the players on the fringes of the ‘top six’ Premier League are the ones they should be targeting, as well as English players coming through the ranks like Max Aarons.

Lingard has yet to start in the Premier League this season for Man United


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He continued: “It’s unrealistic until you ask the question. I’d be going out there to get answers from these types of players and then you work your way down your list.

“[Kylian Mbappe] is just dreamland, but there’s people that would be on the periphery of the Man United squad, the Chelsea squad, the City squad. I’d be looking at players like that, I’d be all over those types of players.

“And then I’d be wanting to unearth some young talents probably from around the world that you think would be able to mix and blend into that.

Raheem Sterling and Declan have both been linked with exits from their respective clubs


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“Do you know who I’d go out and get now as well? I’d be going mad for young, English talent. The best young, English talent.

“Max Aarons, the right-back at Norwich, Under-21 player. Conor Gallagher, straight in there. Get him in there. They’re two names, straight away, young kids who I’d say they’re coming into Newcastle. I want young, English talent. Newcastle are an English club, I’d want a young core of English players.”

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