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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

  • NY Mag

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:21 AM

    Comment #41

    Lovem,

    I wasn’t aware he’d had surgery – I’ll take your word for it

    1
  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:23 AM

    Comment #42

    BZG must give their side of the takeover process or there will be mud thrown at them.

    0
  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:24 AM

    Comment #43

    @ny

    I thought he had groin surgery.

    0
  • NY Mag

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #44

    Lovem,

    Could be mate. I must have missed that
    He wasn’t mentioned at all in the official statement on the club website

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  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #45

    Yedlin had groin related surgery back in May. He was not in the USA squad for the recent concacaf Gold Cup.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.starsandstripesfc.com/platform/amp/2019/5/7/18536014/deandre-yedlin-undergoes-surgery-usa-usmnt

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #46

    This is depressing

    1
  • dekka

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #47

    I’m not even p****d off about Bruce. The truth is I don’t care about Newcastle Utd as long as Ashley owns it. I’m not spending any emotional energy on it let alone cash! When he’s gone I’ll be back. I am 66 though so I might not live to see it.

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  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #48

    Very…

    0
  • NY Mag

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #49

    Thanks Chico 🙂

    0
  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #50

    Can’t support Bruce. He is tainted by Ashley for accepting the job

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  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #51

    NY
    Are you still planning on coming up to Chico on the 26th? Hope so! Not sure how to get my phone or email address to you so we can connect….I guess I need to request it be given to you via Ed or Neil…

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  • NY Mag

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #52

    Chico,

    Yes, but it’ll have to be during the day.
    I have have a flight out of SFO on Friday night

    Is that OK?

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #53

    dekka. My thoughts entirely.

    1
  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 12, 2019 at 6:50 AM

    Comment #54

    NY
    No worries. Daytime is fine.

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  • MAUTITOON

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #55
  • jazzyp

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #56

    Dekka

    Stay positive mate.This time it wasn’t meant to be .It will happen one day tho mate and we will all be back

    1
  • cyprus

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #57

    20-50 million for a player who played a few decent games via a lucky break?

    Wow. Not saying that he won’t become an amazing player but that still is crazy money for an unproven talent.

    The bigger picture: with suchlike evaluations, the squad alone must be worth 350. Surprised people/investors aren’t queuing to buy, given the prospects of the team and the PL.

    Anyway, the radio silence tells me we will be sold (if there’s a real taker!), as the current regime is doing nothing to appease the masses and that says a lot.

    Any efforts to salvage a relationship have been abandoned entirely. This means only one thing: it’s over.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #58

    beefman13,
    ”Steve Bruce is a SCAB, could not imagine him staying on a picket line, I feel he would also be a grass to boot.
    11th of July was a horriblus concerning bad toon news, today the 12th I’m afraid may get even worse, dear god help us out”
    The thing is though you bloody well deserve him. You spent years defending Ashley and his policies until they became indefensible and when we did finally get a manager who wanted what was best for us you’ve done nothing but slate him, his football and his integrity. Who on earth did you think we were going to get when you got your wish and Benitez was shown the door? You’ve got your wish and your just rewards so put up or shut up.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #59

    As for Munster and Our Toon scolding others for aiming their vitriol at Bruce before a ball was kicked, oh the footin irony, on Rafa’s case from day one the pair of them. How long before Munster gladly pulls me up for not calling him out for wondering why Bruce didn’t defend more when Man City are putting four and five past us.

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  • hibbit the armchair fan

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #60

    I’m going to step back for a few days and try a get my head round whats going on ,
    just one thought before i take my break,

    ” When the enemy is at ease, be able to weary him; when well fed, to starve him; when at rest, to make him move. … If you know your enemy and you know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat”

    *good luck toon army*

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  • MarkBro

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #61

    Thats it then, business as usual… what a complete waste of emotional energy and time.

    How fatty and penfold can carry on from this is crazy. Rafa was the only man keeping afloat this sinking ship.

    Stringing us along with deafening silence with the fakeover was hard enough, then they go and do the unthinkable, Bruce?

    Totally loathed by a whole city. Surely theres no surving this?

    Action should be now tho, not waiting until Aug, times a healer. It may fizzle out by then

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #62

    Cyprus

    No matter what a player is worth on the Nufc staff the club will not see it.Only one place that will go and it’s the scrooges back pocket

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #63

    Good lad Jail
    Just as it looks like the blog is starting to be
    of one voice , you justify your blog existence
    by being as divisive as possible.

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  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #64

    We’re not going to get anything out of the Chuckle brothers. So it’s about time BZG came out and told everyone exactly what’s going on because the way I feel were being treated there all full of SHIT

    0
  • Genjikai

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #65

    Hibbit before you go can you contact me on genjikai.nufc@gmail.com.

    0
  • Toon222

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #66

    How sick would it b for the club to make an announcement in the next day or 2, everybody think its the announcement of steve bruce and the club say that the takeover is finalised

    I wouldnt put it past these b@stards

    Wishful thinking i think but this club really is toxic

    As sum1 else on here said, i really couldnt care less who the manager is cos under ashley the club is dead to me

    Plenty of boycott chat now, more than ive ever seen so i really hope fans unite now to drive this hippo out of the club

    BOYCOTT ARSENAL

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #67

    The only way to get rid of a parasite is to destroy the host.

    5
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #68

    The greedy FCB hasn’t trousered £20M, £30M or £40M from selling Longstaff.

    Every player has a price, even Ronaldo, Neymar and Mnappe.

    And the price for Longstaff is £50M.

    Why? Because the doomsters on here were wrong.

    Ashley doesn’t want to sell.

    He didn’t want to sell AC until Lpool upped the bid to a ridiculous record breaking £35M.

    He held out for a ridiculous £30M for Sissoko.

    And NO I’m not praising Ashley just stating the facts.

    Will the neggers admit they were WRONG about Longstaff.

    NOT A CHANCE.

    1
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #69

    Jib,
    A few people getting their just deserts is all.

    1
  • MarkBro

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #70

    https://www.facebook.com/newcastleunited/videos/1251804651496445/

    Wonder if bruce is described by Charnley the complete opposite

    One of the worst managers in the word, we secured him in a day, its devastating for the club, the city and fans

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #71

    The Paraguayan team didn’t stand down and leave Brazil until
    end of June early July – so Miggy is excused the China trip.
    The trip will be used for the manager to assess what his players
    are like.We all know what Miggy can play like.

    0
  • Genjikai

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #72

    JFA whos the lad thats set up them alternative toon tops?
    Reckon you could get his details for me ?

    1
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #73

    Bills,
    Do you think Ashley is doing a good job?

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #74

    They play Wolves in 5 days we could be set for
    an embarrassment.

    0
  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #75

    Bills son you talk some shite man

    10
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #76

    Genjikai,
    I think I retweeted it so I’ll have a look later tonight, I’m going off to a satellite rig so might not get back on line till about six tonight, I’ll post it then.

    0
  • Genjikai

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #77

    Nb bud.
    Message me on genjikai.nufc@gmail.com
    Got a view things to run past you if you wouldnt mind getting intouch.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #78

    https://twitter.com/tonylvzlily14/status/1148261264059260928
    Or maybe that works, never posted a twitter link before

    0
  • Genjikai

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #79

    Cheers bud got it.

    0
  • jazzyp

    Jul 12, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #80

    Bill’s son

    Whether he did or didn’t want to sell players ,The point is it is not reinvested back into the club.
    A net spend that averages 3 million a year for the last 12 year is diabolical and shoddy from any owner,And is why the club is in such a mess

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