Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff could reportedly be in line for a new contract at St James’ Park.
The academy graduate only signed a new four-year deal with the Magpies back in December and he went on to become a permanent feature in the starting XI.
He’s been sidelined with a knee injury since March, but it looks like he’s done enough to secure another deal.
According to the Chronicle, Newcastle may look to reward Longstaff with an improved contract and tie down his future.
It is understood that he’s been scouted by Premier League clubs, while teams abroad have also eyed him.
The report details the North East club will turn to Longstaff’s future once Rafael Benitez’s future is resolved, as the manager’s current deal expires in the summer and it’s still no clearer as to whether he will stay or not.
Longstaff was becoming an key player for Newcastle before his injury setback and it looks like the club may be prepared to build a team around him moving forward.
His return to the side at the start of next season will be exciting for supporters, who are thrilled to see one of their local players come through the ranks.
The central midfielder was in the starting XI on merit, as he demonstrated a great defensive edge to his game and was composed on the ball too.
Another new deal so soon after a December agreement shows huge faith from Newcastle and they must be careful not to put too much pressure on the youngster.