Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff this summer, who is seemingly out of contract at St. James’ Park following the end of the season – and Toon fans have responded.
The 20-year-old midfielder has been offered numerous deals by Newcastle but is yet to accept any put in front of him. He has been strongly linked with Italian side Udinese, while Premier League sides are also becoming keen.
The Telegraph claim Leeds are now interested, with West Ham and Everton also being linked over the weekend. It remains to be seen if a compensation fee will be needed to sign Longstaff in the coming months.
It is of little surprise that the England Under-21 international is attracting suitors. Though he only managed 15 Premier League appearances throughout 2019-20, he scored twice against Manchester United.
Leeds do have options in the middle of the park, with Tyler Roberts partnering mainstay Mateusz Klich of late. Jamie Shackleton, Stuart Dallas, Pablo Hernandez and more have played there this season.
But none have managed to cement themselves in the team and Marcelo Bielsa could be looking at Longstaff as the long-term partner to Klich. Newcastle fans think a move to Leeds would be good for Yorkshire-born Longstaff.
That and the fact that our team is going nowhere but down by the looks of it he might achieve something at Leeds at least they have ambition
— Karl sasbry (@ksas21) August 2, 2020
I want him at Newcastle. He will be good for yous I reckon
— 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗼𝗿🇫🇷 (@SaintMaxiiSZN) August 2, 2020
Go matty lad.
Not far from home.
More chance there than at out shambolic club
— Rob Watson (@whickhamrobbie) August 2, 2020
I think he'd do a job for Leeds. 1st season back in the prem and seen flashes of what matty can do.
— Wayne heathwaite (@Wayneheathwaite) August 2, 2020
We Can’t compete with Leeds. I cannot and I will not.
— Money Henry Mauriss (@henrymaurissmag) August 2, 2020
#NUFC Who would try to keep Matty Longstaff? To be honest I don’t want us to keep any player who does not stay loyal to Nufc. I am ready to see the back of him!
— karen m scullion (@scarymary7) August 3, 2020