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Multiple Reports – Manchester United Will No Longer Pursue Sean Longstaff


The Sun as well as the Mirror are reporting that Manchester United have been discouraged by the reported £50m valuation Newcastle have for local lad Sean Longstaff.

Both reports are claiming that Manchester United will now look elsewhere as Newcastle seem to have held firm in their stance on keeping Longstaff at the club.

These reports come in conjunction with earlier reporting by Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol that Newcastle are not interested in selling their prized youngster.

Mike McGrath of the Sun writes in his report:

But United have been put off midfielder Longstaff.

Newcastle want £50m for a player who has only nine Premier League appearances to his name for them.

United will pay £20m and thought a deal would be done.

But they were left stunned when given the valuation and will now look elsewhere.

Longstaff, 21, was also left shocked by the figure, which effectively prices him out of a dream move to Old Trafford.

This is consoling news, if true, that Manchester United “will now look elsewhere”. In fact, it is the exact stance we would expect of the nineteenth richest club in the world with a homegrown talent like Longstaff. Why can’t they conduct their business like this all the time?

Sean Longstaff– may be the only source of hope at the club (other than Fabian of course)

The Sun is not the only news outlet reporting this information which has to lend a little bit more credence to the story.

The Mirror is also backing the claim that Manchester United will walk away from their pursuit of Longstaff.

David McDonnell of the Mirror writes the following:

Manchester United have been quoted a staggering FIFTY million pound fee to sign Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff.

They are ready to walk away from a potential deal for the midfielder, believing the Magpies have ramped up their asking price simply because of the Old Trafford giants’ profile and spending power.

Head of corporate development Matt Judge, who negotiates transfers, is understood to have spoken to Lee Charnley, Newcastle’s managing director, about Longstaff.

The Reds believe the 21-year-old is worth £18m-20m — nothing like his club’s valuation in what the Old Trafford club consider an already-inflated market.


This is again reassuring news, if true. And if Lee Charnley has located his spine and kept Sean Longstaff at the club then he will have finally done something worthy of mention in his job.

The reporting is inaccurate, however, in its claim that Newcastle have “ramped up their asking price” due to Manchester United’s profile. If anything, it is due to the lad’s potential and bond to the area.

Or for the cynical among us, to get twice that amount next year after the lad takes the league by the horns.

There is even a bit more corroboration that Manchester United are at least disgruntled that they haven’t been able to poach Sean Longstaff as easily as they figured.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had some recent comments about patience and overpaying that may have been a reference to his club’s hounding of Wor Sean.

This is what the Norwegian said:

“We’re still in the market looking to do some business but we’re patient, we’re Manchester United, we don’t have to sell or overpay.

“You have to have the right players at the right price. If you look at the squad we’ve got there are many good players.”

We cannot stress enough how important it is to keep Sean Longstaff at Newcastle United. In order of priority, it lies second only to getting shot of owner Mike Ashley. It may be a distant second, but it is still imperative to keep him home.


131 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #81

    The one thing in our favour in the Asia cup is
    Wolves have pre-season Europa League games and
    Nuno will have to go softly softly in China.

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  • toon22

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #82

    JIB

    Could ?

    Can’t think of a worse pre season

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #83

    I’ll e mail you later tonight genjikai, I’m offshore for the next ten days though.

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  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #84

    Bills son….. A good owner would say the lads not for sale at Any price.

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  • toon22

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #85

    JIB

    If we get hammered the seasons over before it’s started

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #87

    Longstaff will be sold when he’s in the last couple of years of his contract no matter his importance to the team, that’s if there isn’t a firesale at the end of this season.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #88

    Today’s the day, for something

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #89

    It’s amazing how Bill’s son is back can appear and sound off a load of his hate filled bile but ask him a simple question like ”do you think Ashley is doing a good job” and he disappears. He won’t answer because he has got no integrity, he won’t say no because he can’t bring himself to do it, he can’t say yes because he knows it’s not true. I feel vindicated from the accusations of ”Joe Sophistication” for calling him out, he returned simply to ram the sale down our throats, now the wheels have fallen off we’re seeing the real Bills son.

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  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #90

    Wolves v NUFC is on Skysports Main Event or PL
    11a.m. Wednesday

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #91

    The mist is starting to clear now and the bigger picture is emerging Ashley’s big problem this summer was showing Rafa the door with as little damage limitation as possible. Ashley set out to convince the fans that a buyout was imminent . Ashley was hoping the fans would believe Rafa would sort out a contract with new rich owners, he was hoping fan’s would rush to buy their STs, and once all the Sts had been taken up Ashley would pull the plug on the deal and business as usual, full SJP every home game. Ashley has done the equivalent of smashing open a hornet’s nest with a Baseball bat but this time it looks like fatty is the only one that will get stung. Now Ashley is facing i abig dilema

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #92

    89

    A big dilemma

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #93

    A Premier League side starting pre-season with no strikers, players tapped for an exit, coaching staff hauled up from the back room à la Carver, negotiating the poaching of a championship journeyman manager to replace the champions League winning one who was ejected for sporting ambition…..

    …reading that back it looks like I’m saying it like it was a bad thing….

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #94

    Jib @89 trying to drum up interest in Mike’s revenue stream.

    Anybody paying for that deserves Ashley.

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  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #95

    Tsunki
    You are right in a way
    There is a stream involved but it ain’t a revenue stream
    😛

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #96

    Jail, how many times…..

    NO, NO and NO again.

    I want him out.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #97

    Chris Waugh
    ?Verified account @ChrisDHWaugh

    #nufc confirm their squad for Premier League Asia Trophy – & Sean Longstaff will be heading to China. But Lejeune & Rob Elliot miss out due to respective knee & shoulder injuries, Atsu is still on holiday (& has a hamstring injury) – as is Almiron. Saivet’s still at the AFCON

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #98

    He needs to hand in a transfer request, he can’t develop under Bruce, noone can!

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #99

    Jail, just seen this garbage – It’s amazing how Bill’s son is back can appear and sound off a load of his hate filled bile but ask him a simple question like ”do you think Ashley is doing a good job” and he disappears. He won’t answer because he has got no integrity, he won’t say no because he can’t bring himself to do it, he can’t say yes because he knows it’s not true. I feel vindicated from the accusations of ”Joe Sophistication” for calling him out, he returned simply to ram the sale down our throats, now the wheels have fallen off we’re seeing the real Bills son.

    Since I came back on the blog I’ve posted AT LEAST 20 TIMES that I want Ashley out.

    What is it about I WANT HIM OUT that you don’t get???

    Seriously, I’m honestly thinking now that you a have real head problem with me that needs urgent medical attention.

    I can just imagine you festering away banging your head against the wall chanting “Bills loves Ashley, Bills loves Ashley…..”

    Move on Jail… for your own good.

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  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #100

    Lee Ryder
    ?
    Steve Bruce is going into Newcastle hotseat with his eyes wide open – and won’t need briefing about mood of fans

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #101

    Catchy is going to have a meltdown once traitor Bruce gets appointed!

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  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #102

    NezzaNUFC
    he can’t develop under Bruce, noone can!

    Tell that to Andy Robertson at Liverpool

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #103

    If no one else, then in my opinion, we only need to replace Rondon and Perez, no big deal.

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  • danishmag

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #104

    Does it really matter anymore?

    I mean.. If we want the fat fcucking liar out, we should hope for relegation all the way down to league one.. then he might piss off.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #105

    Jib

    Wasn’t Bruce who developed him though!

    Was actually the other coaches who developed him and improved him.

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  • swemag

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #106

    We had Rafa and we let him go. Still trying to get that into my head.
    We had Rafa and imagine what he could have done with 60 millions.
    They let him go because he wants a player like Rondon and because he wants control.
    OMFG will they pay a price.
    Unbelievable shortsightedness.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #107

    It’s usually the youth coaches who discover and develop the gems within their system and they recommend them to the first team coaches and manager/head coach.

    It’s then up to the manager/headcoach to give him a chance, traitor Bruce didn’t have any options but to get him into the team due to lack of depth.

    Something google doesn’t tell you jib 😉

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #108

    Swemag

    What bugs me the most is the fact their are managers in fact vacant managers who are miles better than traitor Bruce.

    Q Flores I would of expected or someone the players and fans would respect.

    But no, Lee thinks traitor Bruce is the man for the job, a man who got sacked last October by Villa after losing 9 games in a row, a man who wanted us to lose against his mackems, a man who wanted a certain tune on if they had won against us, a man who loves to give us fans sly remarks!

    Personally I think traitor Bruce will be the first so called geordie to be branded as an official mackem, and rightly so!

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  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #109

    NezzaNUFC

    Erm
    Bruce bought him from Dundee for £2.65m

    Something google would have told you nezza

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #110

    Jib

    There you go then, traitor Bruce didn’t develop him then!

    Traitor Bruce ain’t a coach.

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  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #111

    NezzaNUFC
    Bruce didn’t have any options but to get him into the team due to lack of depth

    I’d just make stuff up if I were you
    😀

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  • Shire Toon

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #112

    Wonder what bollox gets chewed up and spat out today from the worlds media. Where is play doh head? Why is he not stood at the ground holding a scarf above his mahoooosive melted welly heed?

    When’s these protests gonna start happening?

    Can we not just form a Lynch squad and abduct fatty to and abandoned warehouse and beat him to death with SD signs

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  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #113

    Robertson although chased by many clubs
    opted to go down into the Champo with Bruce
    He didn’t leave Hull until Bruce departed through
    lack of investment in the squad.
    No one is happy with the appointment of Bruce
    but it doesn’t help making shit up.

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  • martoon

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #114

    I’m as upset about Rafa, the sale and Bruce as most others on here but haven’t posted much recently because of the mood of the blog but Voodoo Doll Day – seriously????

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #115

    BREAKING Sunderland have offered to pay Steve Bruce’s £3m compensation fee at Sheffield Wednesday to ensure their former boss goes to Newcastle. An insider said “We want to make sure they get Steve as manager. We hope he can do for them what he did for us” #SAFC #nufc #swfc

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #116

    All who want to gather in protest contact me today on genjikai.nufc@gmail.com
    We will get this started.
    The reason they havnt released a statement yet is because action will start when the announcement comes, they know whats coming.
    A few messaged last night we need more.
    Open invitation to you all.
    You think this situation at our club is wrong? do something about it get intouch, it wont happen without you.
    One goal, ashley out.

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  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #117

    martoon
    You know what is the most laughable about OLG’s
    childish Voodoo Doll Day ?

    Up until the end of June he was strutting his stuff around the blog
    as an ITK telling everyone it was happening 100%

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  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #118

    Where would Sunlun get £3m from ?
    They taken up robbing post offices ?

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  • archaeomag

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #119

    ED — Not commented for 4 years
    – still ‘king speechless – who do they imagine is going down to SJP to sing Steve Bruce’s name?

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 12, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #120

    Welcome back, archaeomag. A great time to be alive!

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