According to the Times, Newcastle are now in talks with Sean Longstaff over a potential new deal that could see him earn £80,000.
Gary Jacobs piece also claims the club are in discussions with Matty Longstaff over a new improved contract, with us clearly keen to get both brothers to commit their long-term futures to the club.
As we know Sean has been the subject of serious interest from Manchester United over the summer, however it’s reported by the Times that the Red Devils only offered £20m – less than half our £50m valuation.
Here’s a snippet from Gary Jacobs’ latest piece for the Times, which claims a new deal for Sean Longstaff could see him become one of our top earners:
Newcastle United are in talks about handing Sean Longstaff a new contract, which could be worth as much as £80,000 a week.
The club have to improve the terms on his four-year deal, signed in December, having valued him as much as £50 million in discussions with Manchester United in the past month. United were willing to offer about £20 million for him and the transfer never took place. In those circumstances clubs usually reward a player to reflect his worth and also extend his contract to enhance his value to them.
Longstaff, 21, could expect to earn a similar wage to Jonjo Shelvey, the midfielder who has been Newcastle’s top earner on about £80,000 a week in recent seasons.
While a new deal may not put off potential suitors in January or next summer, it would give the local lad yet another reason to stick around at St James’ Park, rewarding him for the outstanding progress he’s made over the past six months.
As for Matty, he’s yet to make a competitive appearance for the senior side, but was one of our most consistent performers at U-23 level last season and shone over pre-season.
As a result, he’s not been loaned out, suggesting Steve Bruce plans to keep him in and around the first-team set up this season.