There is a report in the Guardian today that Tottenham are considering buying some younger players this summer and one of the players listed is Newcastle’s 21-year-old Sean Longstaff.
Spurs have been scouting a number of younger players and Sean, has been outstanding for Newcastle until he was injured and is now out for the season with a knee ligament injury.
Sean was keeping players like Ki, Jonjo Shelvey and Mo Diame out of the first team until he was injured.
Sean Longstaff talks with Rafa Benitez after a game
Sean was born and bred in North Shields and has come through the Newcastle Youth System and has joined Paul Dummett as the two local lads who are now first-team players at the club.
It’s very likely that Sean would have had an England U21 call-up if he had not been injured and he looked an excellent player for Newcastle.
He seemed to take his rise to prominence all in his stride and kept his feet firmly on the ground – he looks like he has a great football career ahead of him.
Sean looks very like a young Michael Carrick and seems to have the ability, character, and temperament to do as well as the Wallsend-born player did at West Ham, Tottenham and Manchester United in what was an illustrious career.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt be reminded of how Carrick was at Spurs for two years from 2004, after leaving West Ham and before joining Manchester United.
There’s no reason why Sean Longstaff cannot emulate Michael Carrick, especially if he stays at Newcastle under the guidance of Rafa Benitez.
And Sean could even be offered a new contract at Newcastle in the summer because he has done so well this season.
And there’s no way Newcastle will sell Longstaff this summer.