Manchester United see Newcastle United midfielder as transfer window 'fall-back option'
Manchester United regard Sean Longstaff as a “fall-back option”.
Reports in the national press over the last few days have suggested Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to start the bidding for the Newcastle 21-year-old, with bids between £18million and £25million mooted.
But the Manchester Evening News are reporting that Geordie Longstaff, compared to Michael Carrick by many, is not at the top of the Red Devils’ wanted list.
Instead, he is seen very much as a back-up option, with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot favoured as well as the likes of West Ham United’s England international Declan Rice and Youri Tielemans, who impressed on loan from AS Monaco at Leicester City.
Longstaff is currently recovering from knee ligament damage suffered back in March, but he the former Blackpool loanee is expected to return for pre-season.