According to the Daily Mail, promising Newcastle United youngster, Sean Longstaff, is being tracked by a number of Championship clubs after catching the eye during his current loan spell with SPL side, Kilmarnock.
The 19 year-old, who is yet to make a senior appearance at Newcastle, is out of contract at the end of the season. His performances this term haven’t gone unnoticed however, seeing a host of Championship clubs monitoring his situation.
Longstaff, an attacking central-midfielder, remains Newcastle’s top scorer in the second string, bagging an impressive 10 goals in 13 games in all competitions in first half of the U-23 season.
This form saw him tipped for a first-team call up, however Benitez sent him on-loan to SPL side, Kilmarnock, in January this year, along with fellow youngsters Freddie Woodman (Goalkeeper) and Cal Roberts (Winger).
During his time in Scotland, Longstaff has 2 goals and 1 assist in 8 games, which included a 90th minute winner for Kilmarnock on his senior debut!
In a recent interview, Longstaff said:
“If you come to Scotland and do well, you can go back and get in the first team.
“Paul (Dummett) is the perfect example of that.
“That is the plan if I carry on doing well here.
“But my focus just now is with Kilmarnock, then we will see at the end of the season.
It will be interesting to see if the young midfielder gains a new deal with the club. He clearly has something and is impressing at each and every opportunity, but should Newcastle get promoted, you’d have to question how much game time he would receive?
Given his recent showings in the U-23’s and on-loan with Kilmarnock, I would encourage the club to offer him a new deal and should we get promoted, loan him out to one of the Championship clubs interested.
See below for his latest goal for Kilmarnock:
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