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Newcastle Close To Tying Down Midfielder But Remain At An Impasse With Star Player


The Daily Mail are reporting that Newcastle will offer Matty Longstaff a new contract in the coming days.

The 19-year-old Geordie’s current deal has him on around £850/week and is due to expire in the summer. The reports states that Matty and Newcastle have been in discussions on a new five year deal with much-improved terms.

The youngster’s heroics against Manchester United has lifted the club over the past few weeks. So this is excellent news if Newcastle can get Matty to commit to his hometown club. We have every reason to believe he will be buzzing to do so.

However, it appears as though the club are not as advanced in talks with Matty’s older brother Sean. The 21-year-old midfielder is tied down until 2022 so time is not as pressing in getting Sean on a new contract as it is with Matty.

Sean and Matty Longstaff– Newcastle’s midfield duo for years to come?

The report says that Newcastle are working on getting Sean to agree to a six-year deal. However, the Mail describe the negotiations as having reached an impasse.

It does not clarify what the sticking point is for Sean. Though with the Manchester United still reportedly interested in a winter move for him, he could be waiting it out to get the best possible deal.

We are not concerned at the moment as Sean does have three years left on his current deal.

As with Matty, we have every reason to believe that Sean will be thrilled to sign an improved contract with Newcastle. The brothers must have felt like they were in a dreamland patrolling the midfield together at St James Park.

Both the club and the brothers will likely want to ensure that will continue into the future.


33 comments so far

  • Geordie-john

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Get them both tied down with good long term and well paid contracts before one of the upper clubs comes along and swipes them away from under our noses.

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  • Our Toon

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #2

    On gayle see you later and thanks for the memories, just not PL standard so best to get rid.

    What did I miss about alts yesterday, has someone been outed?

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Alts, what alts, are there thought to be some on the blog?

    1
  • geordietom

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #4

    jail …

    did you see the doc for your bleeding ears ??…

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  • geordietom

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #5

    EGB …

    who’s your favourite alt ? …

    😉

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Geordie-john

    What you mean clubs like Bournemouth, Brighton or Burnley.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #7

    OT

    Ed & co have identified some alts – but wouldn’t go into specifics.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #8

    geordietom

    Me!!! 🙂

    1
  • martoon

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #9

    As a reality check let’s remember that Matty has only played in one Premiership game – yeah he was great but maybe he needs to excel in a few more before we start throwing big contracts at him?

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  • RobLeenio

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Daft thing is that £850 / week is a very good wage for the majority of the country, certainly in the North East. Not that he doesn’t deserve a better deal – he most certainly does – just that footy players generally get paid too much.

    Interesting comments from DubaiMicky on just that and how it was affected by Bosman. The legislation pre-Bosman meant that if a player wanted to move, even after his contract had ended, he still belonged to the club who would sell him to the highest bidder, often without taking into account the wishes of the player himself. Or, if they felt like it, they could hold on to a player’s registration, prevent him from playing for any other team and effectively end his career. It sucked and it had to change, but it did have a huge impact on the game.

    Also, I don’t believe for a second that Sean Longstaff is holding out on a new deal himself. This is the most important contract he’ll ever sign, though – sell himself short and he’ll end up struggling to catch up for the rest of his career. Sell himself too high and the club will never pay it. It’ll take time.

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  • geordietom

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #11

    EGB …#8

    i hearted because your honest and owned up to it ….

    😉

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  • geordietom

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #12

    hearted you …

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Providing Yedlin hasn’t picked up any knocks or bugs (planes are incubation vessels for illness’s) then he should be fit enough to play and ought to start.

    I’d have started Manquillo against ManU but Yedlin’s performance in that game merits another start.

    But Manquillo may be the better option for his defensive qualities as I would expect Chelsea to have more of the possession (yet again) and we’ll probably have to rely on ASM and Miggy to be the speedy counter attacking outlets.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Robleenio

    It’s still a bit of a cattle market though despite Bosman and Eastham, let’s not forget his role.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #15

    geordietom

    I’m always honest mate, if the missus asks me if her bum looks fat in a skirt I’ll always honestly (with crossed fingers) answer, no my love of course it doesn’t.

    3
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Great time for Matty to be signing a new contract. Everyone is on a high, he’s flavour of the month, so chances are he’ll score himself a sweet deal I hope.

    As for his brother, he’s wise to hold out for a while. I’d love to see the pair of them stay here for many years to come, but I’d understand if Sean was ambitious and wanted to move somewhere else with a chance to win something.

    They both seem like smashing lads whose parents should be very proud of them.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Actually for her advanced years she does have a good figure still!

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  • NY Mag

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Rob,

    You’re correct in everything you say…..however, matty and Sean (just using them as examples) will have no clue (and no intertest) in the terms of any contracts( of course they’ll care what they get paid) they will just want to play football for their home town club.

    The biggest issue is not the Bosman ruling from players point of view (which was why it came into being) – it’s the increasing influence of agents because of the that ruling.

    It’s allowed agents to become the most important part of the jigsaw, it needs to change (however, I don’t know what the solution is).

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Robleenio

    Even in the days of Milburn, Mitchell et al, footballers still got wages way above the average working man, without googling it the top players were getting around £30 a week,I believe which was about ten time as much.

    And there were very strong rumours about expenses!

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #20

    I always find the best solution is
    a couple of squirts of WD40

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    EGB.. for her advanced years – you mean for an old bird hers body’s okay , am sure she would love to hear you whisper that in her ear at bedtime 🙂

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Jib.. for EGBs missus … Not sure she’s going to be happy with that and think you’re just getting EGB to dig a bigger hole for himself

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Mindshaft
    Erm no
    The only poster to use the word solution was NY

    Are you sure you aren’t an alt for bettyswallocks ?
    Your’e stupid enough

    2
  • Jib

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #24

    You’re even

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  • RobLeenio

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #25
  • geordietom

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #26

    😀

    0
  • NY Mag

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Jib,

    You do realize that ignoring your taunters is far more annoying to them, than responding to them?

    4
  • RobLeenio

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Cheers Bill, I hadn’t heard of George Eastham before, bit of a shame that it’s wor club once again cast as the bully in that matter, seems like we’ve a longer history than I realised of treating our players badly.

    NY Mag, agree completely that it’s often the agents who push things too far in this day and age. Players need representation or the clubs would take advantage of them, but the amount of money that agents demand for themselves and their clients is ridiculous. I’d rather see some of that money that goes to them diverted for good causes. I know some of the players do that anyway – Christian Atsu has set up a few soccer schools in Ghana I understand – but really the money flying around is obscene.

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Rob

    Wasn’t just our club, I think that all of the clubs had a maximum wage limit at the time.

    That’s one reason why the likes of John Charles moved to European clubs like Juventus for the bigger wages.

    2
  • geordietom

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #30

    EGB …
    #29 …

    wasn’t he at stoke at the time ? …

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Angela has always been gorgeous but that picture just accentuates her stunning beauty!

    0
  • Our Toon

    Oct 16, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Ahh so they’ve not been exposed yet but have been caught!! Nice to know, about time alts / multiple posters were removed

    1
  • JohnJ

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:53 PM
    Comment #29

    John Charles
    Now there was a player he was magnificent as both a Centre Forward or Centre Half – I don’t think he was ever booked in his career. For a while I lived in West Yorkshire in my youth and if Newcastle were not in the area went to Elland Road or Valley Parade in Bradford. Charles was wonderful to watch at Leeds. I can’t imagine what he’d be worth in today’s market.

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