Matty Longstaff breaks silence after signing new deal at Newcastle United

Matty Longstaff has signed a new two-year deal at Newcastle United.

Matty Longstaff.
Matty Longstaff.

The 20-year-old: “I’m delighted to have signed. It took a bit longer than I’d hoped, but I’m really happy it’s done now, and I can’t wait to get back to playing at a full St James’s Park – hopefully soon.

“I spoke to Steve Bruce, and we talked through it, and it was a no-brainer after I spoke to him. He gave me my chance, and I’m really looking forward to working with him and his coaching staff, who were all great with me.”

The club is also set to sign midfielder Jeff Hendrick, a free agent after leaving Burnley this summer.