Newcastle set for crunch talks to avoid losing £10m man for nothing next summer – Report

Newcastle United chiefs are set to revisit talks with Toon midfielder Sean Longstaff – who is currently at risk of leaving the club for NOTHING next summer.

The 24-year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and previous discussions for a new deal had broken down, according to Steve Bruce when he spoke to BBC Newcastle last month.

Longstaff had attracted interest from Everton during the window; reports suggested that Rafa Benitez was considering a £10million reunion with the North Shields native.

Now, the Shields Gazette claim that talks will be reignited before January, the date when Longstaff will be able to agree a pre-contract with another club.

This should be a no-brainer for NUFC chiefs and an issue that must be high on the agenda, to protect his value at the very minimum.

Despite us failing to sign Hamza Choudhury on deadline day, Longstaff’s playing time still looks as though it will be limited and a move away could yet be best for a player who has declined rapidly since he burst into the scene in 2018.

Younger brother Matty has already been shipped out on loan to Aberdeen, as he looks to acquire some game time of his own with neither Longstaff brother managing to hold down a first-team spot on Tyneside.

One thought on “Newcastle set for crunch talks to avoid losing £10m man for nothing next summer – Report

  1. Rafa is shrewd and if he wants Longstaff he will wait and get him for nowt!
    Everton will pay the going rate for wages unlike us.
    No brainer for Longstaff, despite it being his home town club!
    Play for Rafa or Bruce? Play for a team with ambition or Ashley?
    Good luck to the lad, I would say!


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