'£120m and he is yours': Newcastle United fans issue price to Manchester United for Sean Longstaff

Newcastle United's 21-year-old promising midfielder Sean Longstaff has been linked with a move to Manchester United as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to revamp his squad with young players.

By James Copley
Wednesday, 22 May, 2019, 10:04
Could Sean Longstaff be on his way to Old Trafford?

Longstaff broke into Rafa Benitez's side in the second half of the season after a successful loan at Blackpool last term.

The Newcastle-born player made eight successive Premier League starts and scored two goals for the club before suffering a knee injury in early March - ending his season early.

A former Kilmarnock loanee, Longstaff is reportedly working through his summer in a bid to be fit for the beginning of the season.

But the Manchester United link has prompted a mixed reaction amongst Magpies fans.

Some Toon supporters don't think owner Mike Ashley would make much of an effort to keep Longstaff should a big-money bid be lodged.

Others believe a move to Old Trafford this summer would be too soon in the youngsters career.

Here's how Newcastle fans reacted to the news:

@JoeCheetham5: "He wouldnt want to go from Benitez to Solskjaer. Too big of a downgrade"

@CraigVinup: "Why would he want to have a step down in his career"

@Jimmyk1978: "He'll have better options than Man Utd when his time here comes to an end."

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@PhippsClark: Here man. I’ll clamp all 4 wheels of @seanlongstaff97 ‘s car! We ain’t doin’ an Andy Carroll with this lad!!

@TygerRudyard2: "Well thats him gone then"

@dannyjcascarino: "Not necessarily, any footballer with half a brain would steer clear of that toxic club right now! besides he's a geordie lad playing for his boyhood club, given his chance by a world class manager. He will still be here as long as Rafa is"

@stevewraith: "Why would he join a team that will be lower than #nufc next season"

@garfbobt: "Nice round number of £150 million...and throw in Rashford."

@agbnufc: "Why would we sell now he will increase in value 10x over in a few years"

@kmolsen26: "£120m and he is yours"

@Logicfootball1: "That is bad news for NUFC and even more pressure for Rafa’s contract to be sorted"

@pipin86: "Ashley clearing the team out before the rafa has signed or a new manager has been appointed"

@Robbieo68646502: "They’d be better off looking at Hayden imo"