Report: Spurs interest prompting Newcastle to offer Sean Longstaff new deal
Newcastle United are planning to offer Sean Longstaff a new contract, with the Sunday Mirror (6/12; page 74) reporting that Tottenham Hotspur are monitoring the 23-year-old.
Longstaff has generally been one of the Magpies’ key men since really establishing himself in the side in early 2019. He has made seven Premier League appearances this term, making four starts.
The Sunday Mirror (6/12; page 74) reports that his current terms on Tyneside expire in 18 months. And it is suggested that Newcastle want to agree an extension with the academy graduate.
Interestingly, the report notes that Spurs are keeping an eye on the midfielder.
TBR View: Tottenham interest does Newcastle few favours
It looks to be an incredibly exciting time to join Tottenham. Several of their players have taken their game to another level under Jose Mourinho. And they currently top the Premier League.
So their reported interest will surely do Newcastle few favours. Longstaff – who earns £25,000-a-week, according to The Times – may feel that he is a position to demand better terms with the league leaders lurking in the background.
Of course, Steve Bruce may point out the challenge that Longstaff would face to play for Spurs if he did secure a move. He is still perfecting his game. And he would be tasked with breaking into an outstanding midfield unit in North London.
Much will depend on how serious Tottenham’s interest. And it may be that Longstaff’s priority is to sign a new deal anyway.
But it is still surely fair to say that Newcastle’s task is made no easier by the links with Mourinho’s men.