Newcastle United respond to Everton bid for Sean Longstaff

Newcastle United have rejected a bid from Everton for Sean Longstaff.

Thursday, 6th January 2022, 9:16 am

The Gazette understands that the club tabled an offer for the midfielder last week. However, it was knocked back by Newcastle. The club hopes to agree a new contract with the Longstaff, whose deal expires in the summer.

Longstaff was given his Premier League debut two years ago by Rafa Benitez, and the Spaniard – who succeeded Carlo Ancelotti at Everton last year – remains an admirer of the 24-year-old, who had a “frustrating” spell out of Steve Bruce’s side last season.

Eddie Howe, United’s head coach, addressed Longstaff’s situation last month. Howe said: "He can show to me and the club he has a long-term future here. It's in his hands as well, not just our hands.”

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Longstaff impressed after being handed a start in Newcastle’s last game, the 1-1 home draw against Manchester United on December 27.

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