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Shola Ameobi thinks Matty Longstaff's contract is a priority for Newcastle's soon-to-be owners

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.

“All the staff here want Matty to sign a contract,” Ameobi said. “The likes of Matty is a product of Newcastle, it should be one of the top priorities should the new owners come in. We have to keep the players that we have. He should be a top priority. We need to lock him down for the future.”

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TBR’s view – Newcastle can build growth around Longstaff

A huge prospect for the future, Longstaff took to first-team football at St. James’ Park like a duck to water. A goal in pre-season against St. Etienne immediately told fans they have a potential superstar on their hands.

His strike against Manchester United was invaluable, as would his price tag be if Newcastle can secure his future. A new deal is a no-brainer and it is completely inexplicable as to why Newcastle have not secured his future already.

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