Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Newcastle face losing both Longstaffs

Newcastle United are facing the possibility of losing both of the Longstaff brothers in the near future, according to Chris Waugh of The Athletic.

The situation with Sean, 22, is believed to be worrying. Negotiations over a new contract have been held occasionally, but there apparently hasn’t been much progress. Manchester United have often been credited with interest, but there is no real urgency just yet with his current deal running until 2022. Securing the future of Matty, turning 20 next month, is a much more pressing issue.

Still on his first professional contract, which sees him earn £850 per week (Jonjo Shelvey, the club’s best-paid player, earns almost 100 times as much) and expires this summer, Matty has also been involved in discussions with the club, but like with his brother, the light at the end of the tunnel cannot be seen yet. The youngster is worried about game-time and he’s considering his options.

One of them is a move abroad, following in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and Reece James who both found what they sought in Germany. Meanwhile, Inter Milan and Olympique Marseille have both expressed an interest, in search of players with potentially significant sell-on value.

 

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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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