The Mail’s Craig Hope dropped a bit of a bombshell on the future of Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff last night.
He revealed that the 23-year-old has signed a 12-month deal with super agent Pini Zahavi – and claims that his new representative has been hired to broker a move away from St James’ Park if contract talks on Tyneside continue to stall.
On the subject of a surprise exit for the local lad, Hope’s ‘exclusive’ reveals that Zahavi – who also represents Lewandowski and Neymar – has told those close to Longstaff that he could secure him a move to Tottenham.
The Mail state that Newcastle officials will make another attempt to tie Longstaff down to a new deal should his form continue to improve.
That being said, you’d think any ambitious move to Jose Mourinho’s Spurs is a million miles away if he doesn’t up his game on the pitch, with the midfielder looking a shadow of the player who burst onto the scene in style 18 months ago.
For me, it’s time he focused on his own game, not the prospect of a move away from the club who gave him his big break at Premier League level.