Leeds United are interested in signing Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff this summer, according to a report from The Telegraph.
Longstaff’s future with the Magpies is up in the air. The Telegraph reports that Longstaff’s contract at St James’ Park expires this summer and he can potentially leave for a compensation fee.
The Chronicle reported earlier in the weekend that Newcastle want to keep Longstaff, who is attracting attention from the likes of Everton and West Ham.
And it appears that Marcelo Bielsa’s side are also in the running, with The Telegraph claiming that the newly-promoted side are keen on the 20-year-old.
Leeds are yet to bring in any new faces so far this summer. They have completed permanent deals for Helder Costa and Illan Meslier who spent last season on loan at Elland Road.
But it appears that Bielsa is also looking at bringing Longstaff in before their return to the Premier League.
TBR View: Glimpses of quality suggest Longstaff could be an inspired signing for Bielsa’s Leeds
Longstaff has only made six starts in the Premier League, with a further three appearances coming from the bench. And it must be noted that he has not started a league game since January.
However, he has shown glimpses of real quality during the early stages of his professional career.
That would suggest that he could prove to be a very exciting signing for Leeds.
Bielsa has improved virtually every member of the Whites’ squad. And Longstaff would surely be forgiven for tempted by the chance to work with the Leeds boss.