Shola Ameobi has told Sky Sports’ The Football Show that Newcastle United’s prospective new owners have got to make Matty Longstaff’s contract situation a priority this summer – with a matter of weeks left on his current deal.
Longstaff, 20, is in the final handful of weeks of his current deal at Newcastle – despite breaking into the senior side under Steve Bruce this season. Making 12 first-team appearances, Longstaff has scored three senior goals.
Indeed, the younger of the two Longstaff brothers netted the winner against Manchester United – instantly establishing himself as a Toon hero. He also netted in a 4-1 defeat to Manchester United, and an FA Cup win over Rochdale.
The Times have claimed that both Inter Milan and AC Milan are chasing Longstaff, who could leave for a bargain compensation fee of just £400,000. Ex-Toon striker and Newcastle’s current loan manager Ameobi thinks his future is a priority.