Newcastle United 'uncertainty' opens door to £30m departure

Manchester United are “confident” of signing Sean Longstaff, according to a report.

Friday, 28th June 2019, 12:00 pm
Updated Friday, 28th June 2019, 12:47 pm
Sean Longstaff.
Sean Longstaff.

The club has repeatedly been linked with a summer move for the Newcastle United midfielder, who broke into Rafa Benitez’s team last season.

Longstaff signed a new deal at St James’s Park late last year keeping him at St James’s Park until 2022.

Speaking last month about the speculation, the 21-year-old said: “I’m massively flattered to have my name even mentioned in those conversations, but I’m 100% focused on Newcastle and trying to get fit and get back in the team.”

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However, The Mirror claim that Man United are hopeful that they can sign Longstaff, who reportedly has a £30million price tag. It’s claimed that the club hopes the “uncertainty” at managerless Newcastle will help them push a deal through.

Longstaff made 11 consecutive starts for Newcastle last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury against West Ham United in early March.