Steve Bruce U-turn as NUFC boss finally sanctions move for forgotten man – Report

Steve Bruce has agreed to loan out Matty Longstaff this summer – and The Chronicle have revealed FOUR clubs already in the running for his signature.

As revealed by Lee Ryder, it’s believed newly promoted Norwich City, recently relegated West Brom, Belgian giants Anderlecht and North-East neighbours Middlesbrough have all made early moves over a temporary deal for the 21-year-old talent.

After a long saga that lasted all summer, Matty signed a new two-year deal on Tyneside in August 2020. However, he’s since had a year to forget, featuring in just five first-team games since and spending some weeks back in the U23 set up.

Moving forward, The Chronicle report that there is ‘an acceptance from both the player’s representatives and Steve Bruce’ that he needs to play regular first team football over the coming year.

It was reported back in January that Watford had a loan bid knocked back by the club, however it’s said Bruce has now had a change of heart and ‘would not stand in his way’ should the right offer arrive this summer.

Four interested clubs are named, yet Lee Ryder reckons the number of sides keen on the Geordie midfielder is ‘in double figures’, making it all the more important we pick the right club over the coming months.

After a frustrating 18 months spent mainly on the sidelines, let’s hope he can land a good Championship loan move, play regularly and show Bruce what he’s made of over 2021/22!

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