According to the Chronicle, Manchester United are now ‘weighing up’ a huge £50m bid for Sean Longstaff.
This comes just a few days on from Sky Sports claims that Newcastle would be holding out for £50m plus for the midfielder.
It was once claimed that the 21-year-old was deemed ‘not for sale’, but we all know how Mike Ashley works. Every player has a value and he will not hesitate to sell up if big money comes his way (see Andy Carroll!).
Here’s what Raga Benitez has had to say about the local lad when asked about his time on Tyneside in China this week:
“In particular, Sean was fantastic for us.
“Since our last pre-season in Ireland, we talked about his quality and attitude.
“When he had his chance, he grabbed it with both hands. He has a great future.”
A top young player who could have a bright future on Tyneside, however I’m not sure you could blame him if he did leave for Old Trafford given the state of this club right now.
Man Utd are said to be ‘preparing a bid’, so let’s hope their offer falls way short of our alleged asking price, with us likely to be in real trouble if they come in with anything close to £50m.