Sean and Matty Longstaff both appear to be long-term prospects for the future at Newcastle United. The duo are both considered two of England’s brightest young stars and fans will be hoping the Saudi-backed takeover of the club will help Newcastle secure both young men to long-term contracts.
There is, however, another Longstaff catching the eye in the youth-team at Liverpool. Luis Longstaff is also from the Newcastle academy. He left for Liverpool in 2015 and the Darlington-born star is now starting to make a name for himself in the Liverpool youth set-up for his impressive attacking skill set.
The 19-year-old has now been talking to Liverpool’s official website about his recent progress, as he eyes up an eventual place in the first-team at Anfield.
But he also made something very clear, once and for all. He is not related to Sean and Matty Longstaff.
“The amount of times I’ve been asked this question since they started playing for Newcastle is unbelievable. Just so I don’t have to hear it anymore, they are absolutely no relation.
“I do know them well but no, no relation at all. It’s the biggest coincidence that there are three people with the same surname with Newcastle connections.”
It is quite the coincidence that three young lads would all be coming through at the Newcastle United academy with the same, rather unusual, second name and the trio not all be brothers.
But despite knowing the current Newcastle pair, Luis Longstaff is not the third brother and son to former GB ice hockey goalkeeper David Longstaff.
It is just an interesting coincidence.
The Newcastle United pair are, however, related to former Celtic winger Alan Thompson. He’s their dad’s cousin who is affectionately known as ‘Uncle Alan’. Whilst not a part of this familial sporting dynasty on Tyneside, Luis Longstaff will be hoping to carve his own path at Melwood.