Matty Longstaff is out of contract at Newcastle United at the end of the season – and discussions over a new deal have been going on for months. The midfielder broke into Bruce’s first-team squad in the summer and memorably scored against Manchester United on his Premier League debut.
Asked for an update on contract talks, head coach Bruce said: “No update on Matty. Hopefully good news in New Year.”
Longstaff is keen to commit to United, his boyhood club. Speaking in October, the 19-year-old said: “Obviously, I want to stay at Newcastle. But the biggest thing for me is just to carry on playing well, and that will take care of itself.”
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Meanwhile, Longstaff’s elder brother Sean, 22, is also in discussions over a new deal at St James’s Park.