Rafa Benitez is eyeing up a summer reunion with former protégé Sean Longstaff, according to The Times.
The Spaniard handed Longstaff his debut for Newcastle against Liverpool back in December 2018, handing him his big break at Premier League.
The 23-year-old’s form under Benitez was impressive, with Man Utd linked with a move for the midfielder after just nine Premier League appearances.
Longstaff has just one year remaining on his current deal and talks have stalled on a new contract. Recent reports also suggest that a potential swap deal for Toffees’ midfielder Tom Davies could be on the cards, a player who was linked with NUFC last season.
Bruce is rumoured to be eyeing up a move for ANOTHER midfielder – possibly on loan – if and when Joe Willock arrives, which would make Longstaff’s position at the club almost untenable.
Himself and younger brother Matty’s days at the club do appear numbered, with both slipping further down the pecking order.
You can’t help but think that a move away would probably be for the benefit of their own careers, especially if Sean was reunited with Rafa – a manager who had him playing better than Bruce ever has over the past two years.