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Get Used To It – Newcastle Youngster Already Wanted By Top Club

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.

Comments welcome.

55 comments so far

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Mar 28, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Spurs lol, ok we will take in return for Sean, Alli and Kane plus wicks and Son. If that does not work for you then go fcuk yourselves Spurs.

    Sorry pisses me off that these clubs wait until we have something and seem to think we will just give up our golden goose.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 28, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #2

    This is the thing a young player who can handle the pressures of playing for Newcastle United is a player who would interest most teams!

    His composure on the ball and the fact he just didn’t look phased almost beggars belief! Have never seen us produce a midfielder like that in years !!

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 28, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Sean Longstaff to Spurs is the best joke I’ve heard all day. Why? Someone give me just one good reason why he would move down there this Summer. In a few years, if he continues to progress but the club doesn’t, then yes, I can see it, but not now.

    Paper waffle!


  • Dagwoodz

    Mar 28, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #4

    One good reason? Maybe 100k a week pay packet with a nice signing bonus; something fatty won’t do. Don’t put it past FatAsh to push the sale through at a grossly inflated transfer fee in excess of 40m. Of course, he’ll be worth double that in two years, but Ashley won’t care.

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 28, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #5

    As it’s quiet (not politics, don’t all run and hide) there’s a list out of the 50 worst PL players of all time. It contains no less than 3 from NUFC


    No prizes for guessing who they are, but no spoilers from me either….

  • posada

    Mar 28, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Not sure what sort of contract Longstaff is on.
    If I was him I would not kick another ball for Newcastle until I was on an improved 5 year deal.
    If we don’t give him that someone else will.
    That tackle could have ended his career. If you get a bad injury no one wants to know you as far as contracts are concerned.
    Brief spell but he was starting to play each game and expected to go into the trenches for the club.
    That being the case you should have a contract that backs that up if you get hurt.

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 28, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Dagwoodz, he’s earning something like £5k per week, he’s just buying his first place (I know where but I’m not saying) and he’s playing for the team he’s always supported, with a chance that he’ll see some of his best mates and his brother join him in the first team over the next 24 months.

    No chance he’ll move on yet. I reckon he’ll get a new contract in the Summer. Not £100k / week but maybe £40k or so.

  • Dagwoodz

    Mar 28, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Oh, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think he’ll move on. I was just playing devils advocate about giving one good reason. I don’t think he’s done quite enough to justify the transfer fee that fatty will want in order to move him on. Next summer might be a different story, however. Hopefully team loyalty wins out and he sticks with the Toon long term…40k a week will probably keep him around for another 2 years or so if he keeps improving.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 28, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #9

    if the price is right the club will sell longstaff all our players have a price on there if it met there gone
    its the ashley way

  • Jib

    Mar 28, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #10
  • hibbit

    Mar 28, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #11

    if a club hits Sean Longstaff target price (the club will have one) he’s gone, ashLIE wont mess about, the only way we will ever hang on to this type of player is a new owner, no chance of us reaping the benefits of this lads undoubted talent ,only ashLIE’S bank balance will do that,

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Mar 28, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #12

    The issue with Spurs is they do take the odd gamble on players, look at Alli and that worked out and not let us not forget the money we got for Sissoko which was nuts. Spurs seem sometimes be to willing to A. Take a risk and B. Pay a higher premium.
    Trust me I don’t want this to happen and still have that feeling we will get Cairney from Fulham in the summer and both him and Sean in the midfield would make something special.

  • toon22

    Mar 28, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Face it

    With MA as our owner everyone knows he will be sold in the end
    Its more of a matter of how much

    And we also know every penny we get will vanish to where ever it usually goes

    Its never MAs fault

  • Jib

    Mar 28, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Of all the midfielders we’ve been linked with
    as replacements for the likely departees
    I think Mark Douglas’ tip , Aaron Mooy is
    the best fit.
    At 28 he won’t want to spend the rest of
    his career in the Championship

  • toon22

    Mar 28, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #15

    When was the last time under MA we kept a player for the sake of the team and ignore the profit ?

  • toon22

    Mar 28, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Its the reason why we wont ever amount to anything as a club till he is gone

    We wont ever build a team,we exist to advertise tat shops and make MA money

  • Jib

    Mar 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Mooy and Shelvey in midfield
    Yul Brynner and Dr Evil

  • count

    Mar 28, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #18

    ‘Kin hate Tottenham

  • Jib

    Mar 28, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Sky sports news OTT coverage of the OGS
    news is eye watering

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 28, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib I agree but you can hardly blame them. There’s chuff all else to talk about.

    Ennui setting in. The weekend can’t come soon enough, Monday needs to roll around in record time

  • geordietom

    Mar 28, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #21

    think the mackems are taking the mick …
    If gloating about the fact they’re going to Wembley – via their League One status – wasn’t bad enough, Sunderland fans have now created a petition demanding that the Checktrade Trophy winners gains a spot in Europe…
    Don’t get me wrong, I can see why this final means a lot to the Mackems given their last few seasons has been nothing but disaster upon disaster following back to back relegations, but a competition that sees your first team compete against Premier League sides U-23’s just shows how far they’ve fallen.

    They’ve done well, they’re slowly turning it around and they may well enjoy their big day out this weekend, but the fact I’ve seen a few Sunderland fans gloating that they’re going to Wembley and we aren’t is laughable at best. We’ve played their in February – in the Premier League…

  • Jib

    Mar 28, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #22

    It’s OK for Chico
    It’s MLB opening day today

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Looks like catchy was no mug when he suggested ogs was good

  • Jib

    Mar 28, 2019 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s not wise to judge the marriage by
    the honeymoon

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 28, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #25

    Mooy would be a great signing for us hes great on the ball , works hard defensively and can take a great set piece which is something that we have lacked for ages ! Apart from Rondon’s free kick when was the last time we scored one ? Atsu against Leeds?

    If we could get him on some kind of relegation clause deal for 8 – 12 million would be a very good deal indeed!!!

  • Jib

    Mar 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #26

    Huddersfield paid Man City £10m
    but MC have a buy back clause

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 28, 2019 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #27


    I feel like they aren’t going to be activating that surely? They are linked with Rice and that boy from Wolves for crazy money!!

    Unless they sign him to then sell him for a couple of million extra….. been done before!

    Would love us to get Mooy and Nahitan Nández that would add some steel and quality on the ball Nandez reminds me of a young Mascherano would be a good upgrade if Diame leaves !!

  • Jib

    Mar 28, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #28

    It depends if Mooy is still happy in the UK
    Don’t forget MC own Melbourne

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 28, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #29


    Yeah thats true also there could also be China for Mooy as well as an option!

    Could see him wanting to play for us though makes perfect sense! 🙂

  • Optimistic Panda

    Mar 28, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #30

    If Ashley can get £35 million for Carrol and £30 million for Sissoko he’ll be rubbing his grubby little mitts togther at the thought of Sean to Spuds for £100 million.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Mar 28, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Hasn’t Sean just signed a new contract?

  • toon22

    Mar 28, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Yep OP

    And the club won’t see a penny of it,just like every other time MA raids his little piggy bank

    We’re so lucky he “saved” us

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 28, 2019 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #33

    Fair enuff jib

  • beermonkey

    Mar 28, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #34


    Longstaff signed 4 year deal back in Nov

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 28, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #35

    Ashley’s desire to buy players before they pop is a very sound one. We really don’t look to sell our better players. They look to leave. Which is still a legacy of Ashley’s lack of ambition however, so it’s half a dozen one, six the other. But it is more that we have failed to keep them I think, rather than planned to sell them.

    I like the under transfer 26 model, but you still need to be flexible enough to bring in a Rondon or a Fernandez or a Ki as needed, and you need a Rafa calibre gaffer to then go on and prepare a side that is greater than the sum of its parts

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 28, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #36

    “I like the under 26 transfer model, but you still need to be flexible enough to bring in a Rondon or a Fernandez or a Ki as needed, and you need a Rafa calibre gaffer to approve the transfers and then go on and prepare a side that is greater than the sum of its parts.” Better. 🙂

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 28, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #37

    News must be slow today. Sean to spurs? He isn’t even that good. Declan rice is twice the player why would spurs look at Sean?

    He’s a good lad and decent player but no way on earth is he the likes spurs will go for.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 28, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Teams like Spurs will certainly be interested in Longstaff. He’s young and has just broken through and so is potentially affordable for them. Talented of course, but perhaps most important, can handle the pressure of the big stage. Loads of players shit themselves when they pull on a heavy shirt, or can’t cope if they are up against one. Longstaff just goes out and plays.

  • toonluvva

    Mar 28, 2019 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #39

    You do realise that once our beloved owner gained control of NUFC he changed the shirts.
    They are no longer black & white stripes, they are bar codes to show the price he will take for the player.

  • chicousa

    Mar 29, 2019 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #40

    Jib @22
    Indeed it is Major League Baseball opening day! And the Dodgers broke the opening day record by hitting 8 home runs in their 12-5 win over the D-backs. All good…

    But I still can’t wait for Monday night and the return of “God’s Team” when the lads will shock Arsenal down in London! 😉

    EGB – countdown update please if you are about…


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