Sean Longstaff signed his most recent contract last December. This was just prior to his breakout performances which saw him become linked with a £30m move to Manchester United throughout this summer.
Newcastle valued our local midfielder at closer to £50m which priced the Red Devils out of a move. However, they still have young Sean on the radar and now is the time to get him on a new deal.
Last week, Steve Bruce made comments about getting the core of his squad on new deals. Sean Longstaff was one of those players that Bruce wanted to get on a new contract.
The Times are reporting that Newcastle are in talks with Sean on a massive £80k/week contract.
They reportedly want to reward the Geordie with a new contract in wake of the interest from Manchester United. This would be a very wise move by the club to get Sean on a big deal.
It will be interesting if there is any talk of a release clause in the deal. Mike Ashley mentioned in his infamous Daily Mail interview of how he has learned from the £30m release clause in Ayoze Perez’s contract that was triggered by Leicester City.
If there is one inserted into a new contract for Sean we hope it will be a very high one. Newcastle need to do everything in their power to keep the young midfielder at the club.
The report in the Times also mentions that Sean’s younger brother Matty will be give a new deal as well. That is some encouraging news. Get them both signed up for the foreseeable future and try keep all bidders at bay.