Newcastle United have confirmed that talented young midfielder Sean Longstaff has signed a contract extension.
Longstaff puts pen to paper on a new four-year deal at Newcastle and he hopes to make his first-team breakthrough soon.
The 21-year-old was out of contract in summer 2019 before committing his future to Newcastle.
This attracted interest from Celtic but Longstaff’s future at St James’ Park looks secure now.
However, Celtic were also sniffing around Freddie Woodman, who is in the same boat that Longstaff was.
Woodman’s current deal expires in the summer and he could become a free agent.
But the England under-21 international is one of the country’s most promising young goalkeepers and Newcastle need to ensure he remains at the club.
After Longstaff committed his future with a new contract, Newcastle must ensure that Woodman is the next to follow suit.
The 21-year-old also needs to be given another loan spell away from the club to help him develop into a goalkeeper who can compete with Martin Dubravka.
Woodman is a top young talent and Newcastle cannot afford to lose him on the cheap.
But with game time looking limited in the near future at Newcastle, the youngster might fancy a permanent move away.
Newcastle must promise Woodman he will get his chance if he impresses out on loan and then get him to sign a new deal.