Sky’s Kaveh Solhekol claims that Newcastle are refusing to confirm any meeting with Man Utd chiefs, however he insists that the club’s stance on Longstaff is strong, stating we are ‘categorically not interested in selling’, with us seeing him as a ‘big part’ of our future plans.
Here’s what the Sky reporter has had to say in a Wednesday night update on the midfielder’s future:
This is promising to hear, but this is becoming quite a tedious transfer saga, with talk of a move dragging on despite no offer from Man Utd and ‘not for sale’ claims from St James’ Park.
Not only have we been told all summer that those at Old Trafford are ‘preparing a bid’ for Longstaff – something’s that’s yet to arrive all these weeks later – Sky have also insisted that we have no interest in selling.
The fact there’s been no bid makes me wonder if they’re considering giving up and looking elsewhere, however there’ll always be a big part of me that believes Mike Ashley would cash in should a sizeable offer arrive.
Sky seem adamant, which is good to hear, but they also reported last week that he was ‘NOT for sale’….but could move if Man Utd came in with a bid above the £50m mark.
Time will tell just how keen they are to sign him and how determined we are to keep him, however it’s fair to say we can NOT afford to lose him after the summer we’ve had so far.
After losing Rafa, Rondon and Perez already over the past month, there really would be no hope if he we allow our best young talent to leave.