Our very own Sean Longstaff has given a great interview to NUFC TV recently. It seems he is progressing well from his knee injury and is also really exciting about his future prospects.
Sean Longstaff– a Magpie for years to come
Sean Longstaff has become a revelation with his performances this past season. After finding it hard to get on the pitch, Young Sean finally got his chance this past January and he was absolutely immense.
His calm demeanor and footballing brain belied his inexperience as he just seemed to stroll through games. He always made himself available with his subtle movement.
It was like he had been doing this in the Premier League for a decade. He just oozed class and it was so fun to watch.
But for an unfortunate knee-injury shortening his season, Longstaff had become irreplaceable as he kept the experienced Jonjo Shelvey and Ki Sung-Yueng sidelined.
This past month has seen the transfer rumours swirl around the local lad. With the most prominent being a £25M link to Manchester United.
Sean spoke of that link and his progression this season to NUFC TV:
“It just shows how far I’ve come. If someone told us at the start of the season that by the end of it you’d be linked with these teams I’d have laughed at them but it’s nice, it’s flattering. I’m massively flattered to have my name even mentioned in those conversations but like I said, I’m 100% focused on Newcastle and trying to get fit and get back in the team here.”
While Sean is flattered about interest from top clubs, especially as his new found fame is only months old, he reiterated what many fans were longing to hear.
“For me it’s nice to be have said about you and be linked with top clubs but for me, this is what I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve always wanted to play for Newcastle and I’ve only had a little taste of that so for me, it’s about getting fit as soon as I can and getting back on the pitch for Newcastle and making more memories of the future.”
We like the sound of memories for the future at Newcastle. And who knows, maybe even some memories for England await as well.
When asked if Newcastle remained his focus, Sean gave us a glimpse into his desire to be a success at Newcastle in the coming years:
“Absolutely. I think I have dreamt of this from Boxing Day to the day I got injured – I dreamt of that month since I was a little boy. Three months isn’t enough. I’m not satisified with playing nine games, I want to play as much as I can and do it for a full season.”
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this midfield gem. We are so impressed with this youngster’s rapid development and complete game.
We hope to see Sean in the black and white stripes of Newcastle United for many full seasons ahead.