Sean Longstaff 'hopeful' of Man United & Newcastle agreeing deal

Annette Crawford
July 14, 2019

Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff has enjoyed a meteoric rise in English football after just one season.

After a fruitless opening half to the campaign, personnel problems in the middle of the park for Rafael Benitez's men saw Longstaff handed the opportunity to shine following the turn of the year.

Longstaff, who has eight Premier League starts to his name, could become the club's third signing of the transfer window.

The 21-year-old showcased the kind of traits rarely-possessed by a player of such tender years, with his increasingly-prominent role in Newcastle's midfield ranks having only been cut short by a season-ending knee injury.

In total, Sean Longstaff made 14 appearances for the Magpies in all competitions including nine games in the Premier League.

Manchester United's chief executive Ed Woodward held negotiations with Newcastle United MD Lee Charnley this past Saturday when he was quoted the astronomical fee as per the report.

However, with the Red Devils training in Perth with their roster, there has been a significant absence of new signings.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Manchester United have been left stunned by Newcastle United's £50 million transfer fee demand for youngster Sean Longstaff, which could force them to call off their pursuit of the midfielder.

BREAKING: @ManUtd are interested in @NUFC's young midfielder Sean Longstaff, Sky Sports News understands.

It is added, though, that Longstaff nevertheless remains "fully committed" to Newcastle.

Newcastle's stance is apparently that they don't want to lose Longstaff at any cost, but few supporters will have any faith they'll show a backbone or refuse a bumper bid if one comes in.

However, the same article says that the player himself is still hopeful that a deal can be agreed this summer.

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