Young NUFC midfielder Sean Longstaff was always one who impressed me during U-23 games at St James’ Park and his successful spell on loan with Blackpool is turning heads – he’s one to watch under Rafa Benitez.
The 20-year-old Academy product was the second string’s top scorer last term with 10 goals in 13 games across the first half of the season, with him then going on to enjoy a successful spell in the SPL with Kilmarnock.
He returned last summer, earned a contract extension and has since spent the season on loan with League One side Blackpool.
Not only has he been impressing some of the locals with his promising all-round performances week in week out (see below), he’s also created a habit of scoring some wonder-goals!
Here’s what he did on Tuesday night during their 3-0 win over Northampton:
A friend of mine is a ST-holder at Blackpool & reckons #NUFC loanee Sean Longstaff is an 'outstanding talent'.
7 goals & 6 assists from midfield so far & he did this last night..
One who might finally break through at NUFC? ⚫️⚪️
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) April 11, 2018
With 9 goals and 6 assists and a right-foot capable of 25-yard rockets, he’s a definite talent and one that Rafa Benitez will be taking a serious look at when he returns for pre-season this summer.
‘Several’ Premier League sides have been watching him according to the Daily Mail, but hopefully he turns out to be one to watch in the NUFC first-team in the coming years.
An exciting midfield talent I’m hoping to see make it at NUFC. Not many do but Benitez will want to change that.
— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) September 12, 2017