Report: European outfit interested in Newcastle ace who once 'belonged' in the Premier League; Contract runs out in 2022
Udinese are interested in a move for Newcastle United youngster Matty Longstaff again, according to Corriere Dello Sport.
The publication are claiming that the 21-year-old never went off the Serie A outfit’s radar.
Udinese were interested in the midfielder last summer and even offered the ace a five-year contract. However, he rejected a move in order to stay at St James’ Park.
Things didn’t work out as planned last season with the midfielder playing just five times in the Premier League.
He’s been linked with moves to fellow English clubs. Derby County are said to be keen on a loan move for the youth player.
Graeme Souness claimed the ace ‘belonged‘ in the Premier League.
TBR View: Longstaff move bad news for Newcastle, youngster can be the future
During the early part of his career with the Geordies, the Englishman has shown he can be a big part of the club’s future.
Longstaff’s performance showed off a lot of promise especially during his debut performance.
The academy product put in a sensational display as Steve Bruce’s men beat the Red Devils 1-0. The diminutive midfielder scored the winning goal on what was his first ever Premier League appearance.
His overall performance level in his breakthrough season was quite stunning.
He had the fifth-best pass accuracy per game, despite starting just six league matches. Meanwhile, he scored home and away against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side
Despite a year out on the cold, it would be a shocking decision from Newcastle to let Longstaff move to Udinese.
The ace possesses the quality to make an impact in the Magpies’ midfield. His development may have stunted last term, but, a loan spell away from the northeast would be a smart option this summer.
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