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Report: Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff wanted by Manchester United

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Report: Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff wanted by Manchester United

Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff is reportedly on the radar of Manchester United.

According to Sky Sports, Premier League giants Manchester United want to take the 21-year-old to Old Trafford this summer.

It is understood that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign home-grown talents during the transfer window to rebuild his squad.

The report details that Newcastle have had no approach for their academy graduate and he’s not for sale.

Longstaff was only unearthed by Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez this season, as he broke into the first team from the academy and made quite the impact.

He signed a new deal back in December that runs until 2202 and there may be discussion over another deal in the summer.

 

The Englishman has unfortunately been absent since March with a knee injury and missed the last couple of months of the season, but fans are very excited about his future.

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TBR’s View:

Benitez handed Longstaff his first-team debut at Newcastle and it would be crazy for the North East club to offload him in the summer.

It can be very difficult to keep a prized asset when one of the top-six clubs in England come sniffing around, but the central midfielder has come through the ranks at St James’ Park and only just got a taste of senior football.

Longstaff made his Newcastle first-team debut back in August 2018 against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup, but it was at the beginning of 2019 he made his real breakthrough.

He started eight Premier League games on the spin before his injury setback and showed he is ready for the top flight.

The tenacious midfielder could be ready for an important role next season when he returns to fitness, but it looks unlikely he could do that for Manchester United.

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