Report: Everton monitoring Matty Longstaff
Sean Longstaff is not the only Newcastle player reportedly on the radar of Everton this summer – or even the only member of his own family for that matter.
According to the Daily Mirror (18/8; page 54), the Toffees are monitoring Matty Longstaff.
The younger brother has been given the green light to leave the Magpies on loan in this window. It comes after a frustrating campaign in which he only made five appearances in the Premier League.
And a host of clubs are keen on the 21-year-old. According to the Mirror, Aberdeen, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United and Blackburn all want him for the season.
Interestingly, the Daily Mirror (18/8; page 54) adds that Everton are also monitoring the situation.
Longstaff – who earns around £20,000-a-week on Tyneside – made his debut after Rafa Benitez had left. But he is a player that the Spaniard would have surely been aware of.
The report does not share what sort of deal Everton want. But given his struggles to break into the Newcastle side, you would imagine that they are looking at a long-term move.
Could Everton push to sign Matty Longstaff and his brother in the same window?
As mentioned, Everton have now been linked with both Longstaff brothers.
It was previously reported by The Athletic that initial talks over a move for Sean Longstaff had been held.
Newcastle are reportedly willing to listen to offers for the elder brother. So perhaps it should not be a surprise if he ends up at Goodison Park.
A move for Matty Longstaff in the same window would catch many off-guard however.
Everton have not spent big this summer. And the pair are both young players with a lot of potential.
But if Newcastle do needs funds for further signings, perhaps they would indeed not immediately dismiss an offer for the pair.
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