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Newcastle Set Massive Price On Local Lad Sean Longstaff



Sky Sports are reporting that in the wake of an imminent Manchester United bid for Sean Longstaff, the club have set the asking price at £50m. This is double the amount that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had reportedly sanctioned for the local midfielder.

This is what Sky Sports is reporting:

However, Newcastle insist Longstaff is not for sale and Sky Sports News has been told he will cost Manchester United more than the £50m they spent on Wan-Bissaka.

If this is true, this is exactly how Newcastle should react to any approaches for the young midfielder. If Manchester United are reportedly willing to pay £25m for a 21-year-old who has only played in nine Premier League games and is recovering from a serious knee injury; then it would be best to hold on to the youngster for the foreseeable future.

While some may think this approach is ludicrous, Sean Longstaff means much more to this club than a typical player.

This is player who only last month talked so highly of playing for Newcastle United. This is what he said in early June when asked about the link to Manchester United back then:

“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.”

He went on in that interview and while acknowledging the flattery of being linked with a club like Manchester United, he unveiled what his true dreams were:

“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.”

When asked if Newcastle remained his focus, he said what we all wanted to hear:

“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.”

Keeping hold of Sean Longstaff this summer is a must for this club. The loss of Benitez was a shock and has been very hard to absorb. The thought of watching Ayoze Perez put his fingers in his ears at King Power stadium is also something that will be uncomfortable.

Sean is local and he is extremely gifted. The thought of him playing for Manchester United this summer would not only compound an already appalling situation on Tyneside, it would possibly throw many supporters over the edge.

It is imperative that this club fights to keep this player. There is no need to cash in on him now. The club is not in any sort of financial difficulty. If this club were to accept a less than ridiculous offer for a player who could be the lynchpin of the future, then it will be curtains for this club this season.

We hope that this report is true and that Newcastle have told Manchester United that Sean Longstaff is simply not for sale.


205 comments so far

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #201

    Toon22, I fully respect and admire your position and efforts re the whole bill in parliament thing and I’m not a fan of pissing on peoples chips. But having said that, I will shortly take a little tinkle on yours. I am a believer in the sale and take joy in any positive titbits that I can manage to believe, not as a naive mug, but from what I suspect are very differing views, from most, on how things come to be.
    A bill being read before parliament and a bill being passed in parliament are two very different things. If ITUNDERASHELL is to be believed then very wealthy, powerful people are involved in shady dealings with football clubs and as such this bill would never be passed, at least not with a tory majority in Parliament. You only need to look at the letters written to MPs urging them not to vote to got war with Iraq, combined with one of the largest protest marches in our history to see how effective this technique is.
    The best hope for this route is if Labour come into power, they had a bill in their last manifesto to address the issues. Good luck in even uniting this blog to vote for Corbyn.
    😉

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #202

    Dont Píss on his chips Chancel, that’s lousey!

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #203

    At some point the club have to have a strategy that allows them to build the club. Sell Longstaff but when he’s 25 and given us some good years. Focus on building a team around him and others. Be in control of when you sell. We could end up needing to buy 10 players this summer. Way too many to integrate successfully and money likely to be wasted as new manager not involved in process. We have to make every £ count to compete. Just look at our history of wasting money on duffers. Boumsong, Luke, Marcelino, Cabella, Thauvin etc. Why should fans turn up to support this club if they never see progression. We thought we’d moved on from being a selling club with SJH and Freddie but we are right back in the 80’s. This club will never fulfill its potential unless we have intelligent leaders at the top who want the best for the club. This is why we lack a legacy like ManU, Liverpool. They found a great manager and their Boards backed them. We have always been run by small minded idiots with no vision. Lee Charney v Daniel Levy? We had a great team in the 50’s but then went down in early 60’s. And managed to miss hosting the WCup in 66, hence SJP had limited capacity when gates were financially important. Our lot were too busy bickering with the Councik instead of grasping the nettle and pushing the club to the next level. And when we had Geordies with some ambition they bottled it and couldn’t resist cashing in. Pitiful.

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  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #204

    Jake
    I’m thinking the 12th of never

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  • MidlandsMag

    Jul 6, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #205

    Kev1664@195

    I read somewhere the if a Head of Terms (price) is agreed then there is no need for a bid. So The Chronic may be right but it may also not mean anything. Any bit of hope!

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