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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

  • welshy14

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #121

    people going on about bruce having to play robertson bit like longstaff with rafa he wouldn’t of got a game if it wasnt for injurys. he was at the mighty Blackpool season before

  • archaeomag

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #122

    ….. I think I must have had a stroke Ron, woke up and Alan McCarver has been replaced with Steve Bruce, was Joe Kinnear not available….

  • geordietom

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #123

    are the BZG group culpable with Fat Ash being full of shit ?

    yep agree with the lad who said bruce is a SCAB …

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #124

    It’s like trading in an Aston Martin for a Lada, archaeo.

  • crawfordm

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #125

    Looking at Bruce’s fat pumpkin head turns my stomach to be honest. So it looks like Ashlie has again deceived the fans with a fakeover to defer from the backlash as he knew Benitez would be moving on. This man constantly lies and deceives but suffers no consequences. Sky sports should be all over this fat man and asking where all the money is going. 3 million per season net spend over 12 years – that’s League 1 money . He is draining football money and nothing is said. Bruce – he is Ashlies man and I will not support him. Lets see what happens after 6 games when we are bottom with no points with Joselu leading the line. Enjoy the season and cheers Fatman.

  • martoon

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #126

    Blog predictions are going to be interesting this year! (;

  • geordietom

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #127

    have to say its always been this way with wor club.nowt ever go’s right . we just get on a firm footing and the old curse kicks back in. its the the younger generation of toon fans i feel sorry for . having to put up with all the shite going on at wor club . 65 years old now supported NEWCASTLE all my life . at least we had the Keegan years SIR BOBBY ROBSON . RAFA for a short period of time i know wish it could of been more but it was not meant to be. the curse kicked in again. will we ever get rid of the curse ? dunno your guess is as good as mine …

  • archaeomag

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #128

    Ron … I can see Brucie leaning on the bonnet of his Lada, topless in jogging bottoms, stella in hand directing the team from the touchline….

  • posada

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #129

    With Bruce on board at least we may get Greggs as a sponsor.
    The Greggs Stadium at St James Park.

  • WLtoon

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #130

    So, after 2 months of frustration and stress over the Fakeover it turns out that, of all the Billionaire Arabs in the world who could of showed interest and bought us, we ended up with the only ones who were kinda skint.
    Honestly, you could,nt make it up. Could only happen at this club.

  • oldarse

    Jul 12, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #131

    WLtoon #129 This has to be the best post ever mate brilliant.


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