Friday, October 23, 2020

Newcastle boss Bruce concerned about Matty Longstaff future

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce admits he is worried about the future of Matty Longstaff at the club.

The 19-year-old made the press headlines when he bagged the only goal as the Magpies beat Manchester United 1-0 at St. James Park back in October. The younger brother of Sean Longstaff who was linked with a switch to United last summer, was promoted from the U-23 side to the first team in July, but his contract expires at the end of this season. Negotiations over a new deal have been held, but apparently, they’ve now reached an impasse and are in danger of falling through altogether.

Longstaff is a very talented, versatile midfielder, and his potential availability on a free transfer would very likely attract much interest across the Premier League, which could make the situation very difficult for Newcastle in the coming months. Not too long ago, Bruce spoke about the importance of keeping the best players at the club and mentioned both Longstaff brothers in that respect, but while 22-year-old Sean still has over two years on his contract, a solution for young Matty has to be found quickly.

Asked about the situation, Bruce said it was a concern and expressed hope it would be resolved soon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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