Interesting responses from fans when asked how much Man Utd target Sean Longstaff is worth..

After news of interest and now an ‘imminent’ bid from Manchester United, Newcastle fans have been debating exactly how much Sean Longstaff is worth.

My first thought? Priceless. He’s a local lad who not only has passion for this club but real quality and intelligence – both on and off the ball – but some will argue that every player has a price-tag.

It’s hard to say, especially in modern day football where it takes little time for a player to go from £5m to £50m if they start proving themselves at Premier League level.

He’s only actually played 12 times for our senior side, but the way he burst onto the scene and looked like he’d been playing Premier League football for years makes him a hugely attractive proposition.

Not only that, he seems to be a have to be a wise head on young shoulders, not forgetting that he looks to be a player who can not only pass the ball but do the dirty work too, with many comparing him to Michael Carrick.

Here’s what Newcastle United fans said when asked ‘what should the asking price be’ by fan account @NUC360:

“Honestly 50mil+ Is he worth that at the minute? no. However he is an unknown quantity. There’s a reason Man Utd want him now. They think his potential is higher than his current value.”

“£40 million. Nothing less.”

“Realistically, having played 12 games in the premier league, I would say £15-20m. Still a big gamble for any club. Hope he stays.”

“You see Palace wanting up to 80m for Zaha, we should do the same, 60m should be the asking price.”

“Money isn’t the only thing at play here. He’s a local lad which is important from an identity point of view. We’ve always had local lads in the team and now only have Dummett and Longstaff. Wouldn’t sell him for the money that will be offered. He needs to be kept.”

“I’d sell him for 60 mil. I rate him but we could get 2 or 3 for that money. If Rafa gets to pick the players of course.”

“Who cares? Ashley will just pocket most of it anyway. when do we ever reinvest money made from player sales back into the squad? still waiting to spend that £35m we got for Carroll and the £30m for Sissoko.”

“They’ll offer £15mil. Shouldn’t accept anything less than £40mil. Can’t see us attracting the quality of player to replace him.”

“£35m plus, not because he’s worth that now but he’s a young English player with a lot of potential and we all know that sells.”

“£50m.”

It’s too early in his career to move to a top 6 team, he’s only played 9 premier league games. Also I think he would like to stick with us, could see him become captain in the next few years

“£50m or nothing.”

“We shouldn’t accept ANY price. Even if we had £40m to spend there’s no way we can attract that quality of player to our club at the current time and under the current ownership. All offers should be unequivocally rejected.”

The Chronicle claim we’ll reject all offers for the 21-year-old this summer, but I’ll believe that when I see it when a certain Mike Ashley is involved.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “Interesting responses from fans when asked how much Man Utd target Sean Longstaff is worth..

  1. Mike Ashley would dig up his dead mother and sell the dress off her back if there was a pound in it. If he keeps Longstaff and Rafa for another season or so he will be a 50million pound player and a future England captain.

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  2. The thing you need to take onboard is we’ve been linked with Harry Wilson from Liverpool, he’s older than Longstaff I don’t think he’s better than him, and he’s going to cost 25 mil, Kennedy had half a good season and he was 30 mil why should Longstaff go for 20 mil? The problem with us, is we can’t say no to pretty much any transfer offer. It’s funny in a way, because that’s the reason we don’t get big big deals, because everyone knows they don’t have to offer much for us to sell. If we had Bale back when spurs sold him for what 90 mil I’d guarantee we’d have got nowhere near that figure. Ashley would have took 40 mil as soon as it was offered. Do we ever seem to pick up really good players for the kind of money we sell them for. Yes we buy unknowns from abroad, some turn out good I.e Schar others not so good I.e Lazaar. Point is if Man Utd want him, maybe we should demand 30 mil plus Chong, Gomes & Greenwood or 60 mil straight cash and tell them to put up or shut up. He’s on a 4 year contract, we don’t need to sell, when he played for us he looked a different class and was our best midfielder, so it’s not what will we take. It’s what do we want and then it’s upto interested parties whether they’ll pay it and if they won’t, no problem we get to keep him and enjoy having aplayer of his quality for a few more years.

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