Journalist reveals the wage Matty Longstaff would accept to sign new deal at NUFC

According to Lee Ryder, Matty Longstaff would sign a new contract at St James’ Park if the club offered him a deal in the region of £25,000 per week.

This comes from the Chronicle’s latest piece on the 19-year-old’s future, which reports that contract talks have now dragged into the winter break.

Ryder states that Matty has been assured by Bruce that he’s a big part of his future plans, however talks between the club and player’s representatives remain ‘deadlocked’ – meaning we continue to run the risk of losing him for a compensation fee of £400,000 this summer.

Here’s a snippet from his piece, suggesting he’d sign if offered HALF the weekly wage we were prepared to offer Lille star Boubakary Soumare:

“United’s central midfield area though remains unclear going into the next few months with Ki leaving on a free transfer and attempts to sign 20-year-old Boubakary Soumare for a £35million fee from Lille suggesting that Newcastle are looking beyond the duration of Longstaff’s contract.

“Assuming Soumare, wanted by other Premier League clubs, would have picked up a competitive wage (around £50,000 per week) to leave Lille, it is believed that Matty Longstaff would have signed a deal already had he been offered even half as much.”

Soumare may be one of France’s top young talents and a player we were prepared to pay £35m for last month, but you can see why Matty’s camp would be disheartened if we aren’t prepared to offer him a fraction of the £50,000 the Ligue 1 midfielder would’ve received had he signed.

If Matty really is asking for around £25,000, this really shouldn’t be a difficult deal to negotiate.

OK, he’s only played a handful of Premier League games – so it would be wrong if he was asking to be one of our top earners – yet this wage could make him one of our poorest paid first-team players, meaning he’s hardly demanding big bucks.

Considering we have outcasts like Colback and Saivet receiving a reported £35-40,000 per week, it’s time we rewarded Matty Longstaff with a modest first-team wage given the impact he’s made since being included in Steve Bruce’s squad.

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7 thoughts on “Journalist reveals the wage Matty Longstaff would accept to sign new deal at NUFC

  1. The difference in the 2 players is 1 has Premier league experience and the other plays in a very poor French league. Give the lad the £25k he wants considering some of Chelsea’s youth players are on £20k per week without ever lacing up a pair of boots in a senior game. Matty is a class act and will be worth a huge figure in 2 or 3 years. A much better player than Sean already anyway imo and he’s got a hefty price on his head already.


  2. He’s not asking for £25k.. LEE RYDER BELIEVES he would accept that. I don’t think Lee Ryder knows anything and as usual it’s just an opinion. If he said the sun was rising tomorrow I would still look out the window to check.


  3. Need to get the two of them tied down ASAP for me, both Longstaffs are rare exciting midfield talents with latter year Legends Class of Lampard and Scholes at that age oozing out of them, Sean lost his way a small bit, but his performances last few games have been near back to standard, need to nail both these boys to the Black n White colours they love for the future good of Newcastle United….

    Correct me if im wrong am sure Dummy is only lifting about £30k a week aswell, Seasoned pro and youth team produced at the Toon.


  4. Players coming through the academy usually are not given the Accolades and financial package a “bought in “ player, they will in all likelihood have to move to see any financial rewards anywhere near their talens IMHO


  5. The players have all the power, it’s just a question of what you can negotiate, and who blinks first . If the lad walks it’ll be a big pity, but it’ll be down to him.


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