According to The Chronicle, Newcastle risk losing top youngster Sean Longstaff – with his current deal expiring next summer and including an agreement that allows teams outside England to sign him for just £300,000.
It was reported recently that both Celtic and Man Utd has sent scouts to watch both him and Freddie Woodman in a recent U-23 game, with the SPL side in a position to sign him for a bargain fee if a new deal isn’t agreed.
He’ll be in no rush to leave his boyhood club, with him recently being handed a chance to impress over pre-season by Benitez, but we must manage his situation and game time very carefully.
If he’s not being played, he needs to be loaned out – with U-23 football likely to be considered a step back after he did so well on loan at Blackpool last season. The same applies to Woodman; a England U-21 international who should NOT be playing at reserve level.
Here’s a snippet from The Chronicle’s piece:
“Longstaff’s current agreement expires at the end of the season with clubs outside of the England able to land him for a bargain £300,000 fee while sides in this country would be able to sign him for a compensation fee set by a tribunal.”
It was reported recently that both Celtic and Man Utd has sent scouts to watch both him and Freddie Woodman in a recent U-23 game, with the SPL side in a position to sign him for a bargain fee
The talented midfielder signed a two year deal with the club last summer, however that contract is due to expire next summer – leaving us at risk of losing him
Given we allowed highly-rated England youth international Lewis Gibson slip through our fingers last year, we need to sort this situation out as soon as possible to avoid a repeat.
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