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Newcastle starlet comments on recent transfer speculation

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Newcastle starlet comments on recent transfer speculation

Newcastle United youngster Sean Longstaff has addressed the recent speculation linking him to Manchester United.

The Red Devils were reported by The London Evening Standard last month to be interested in the 21-year-old, after he impressed for the Magpies first-team in 2018/19.

Highly rated Longstaff was handed his debut by Rafa Benitez against Liverpool in December.

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He was left out against Manchester United the following weekend but recalled against Chelsea, which was the start of an eight-game run for the midfielder.

In that time he struck up a brilliant partnership with Isaac Hayden, before sustaining a season-ending knee injury against West Ham United.

His performances have apparently alerted United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Longstaff has given his take on the rumours.

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He told NUFC TV, as quoted by Chronicle Live: “It just shows how far I’ve come.


“If someone told us at the start of the season that by the end of it you’d be linked with these teams I’d have laughed at them but it’s nice, it’s flattering.

“I’m massively flattered to have my name even mentioned in those conversations but like I said, I’m 100% focused on Newcastle and trying to get fit and get back in the team here.”

TBR’s view

Newcastle fans wil be very pleased to hear of Longstaff’s commitment.

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He has the potential to become a club legend having come through the academy.

He has already shown brilliant ability and fans will naturally be behind him all the way at St. James’ Park.

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