According to The Mail, Newcastle have slapped a £10m asking price on Sean Longstaff’s head – and TWO Premier League clubs are keen to sign him.
Craig Hope reports that both Everton and Southampton are interested in the midfielder, who could now be sold given he has less than 12 months remaining on his current deal.
Interestingly, the same piece states that Longstaff could be replaced by Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury at St James’ Park – a player we almost signed on loan in January.
It’s believed Choudhury is keen on a move to Tyneside, however it seems we’ll have to make space in our 25-man squad to allow him to sign.
Longstaff has struggled for form or regular game time under Steve Bruce, having enjoyed his best form in a black and white shirt under Rafa Benitez – the now Everton manager.
Hope – The Mail’s North-East reporter currently banned from press conferences – also reveals that the club are hoping to see Matty Longstaff sign a one-year contract extension before he leaves on loan, with his deal also due to expire in 2022.