I was re-reading Sky Sports’ latest piece on Sean Longstaff’s future and potential move to Man Utd, and one line in particular made absolutely no sense.
According to ‘Sky sources’, Newcastle have insisted that Longstaff is ‘NOT for sale’, yet, in the same breath, Sky claim that Manchester United have been told they’ll have to pay ‘more than £50m’ if they want him.
So, make your mind up Sky/NUFC – Is he not for sale, or is he anyone’s if someone comes along and pays huge money? Considering Mike Ashley remains in charge, you can’t help but fear it’s the latter!
Here’s a snippet from Sky’s contradictory new piece on the 21-year-old’s future:
“Newcastle insist Longstaff is not for sale and Sky Sports Newshas been told he will cost Manchester United more than the £50m they spent on Wan-Bissaka.“
The report states that Man Utd are now ‘preparing a bid’ (I swear we’ve been told this for weeks?), so our response to any opening offer should give us a good idea if he really is ‘not for sale’ or their’s for £50m.
Let’s hope we don’t have a repeat of the Andy Carroll saga and that Longstaff is at least one of few top talents that remain at St James’ Park this summer.