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Young Magpie Can Still Play A Part Despite Contract Situation



Last week, there was a report claiming that both Inter Milan and Marseille are very interested in bringing Matty Longstaff in this summer.

The 19-year-old would be available for a compensation fee of just £400k when his contract expires in four months. With Newcastle and the young Geordie currently enmeshed in a contract dispute, the situation is getting more dire by the day.

Newcastle are offering Matty a deal with terms that are better than they usually offer to a player of his age and stature at the club. However, the midfielder feels he should get a deal more in line with his first-team standing. At least that is what is being reported.


As this stalemate lingers, there’s likely to be more clubs popping up with reported interest in Longstaff. In fact, the Chronicle have an exclusive this morning that an unnamed European club are the first to offer Matty a deal.

The mystery club has reportedly kept their interest quiet but are hoping to get Matty to join them in July when his contract expires. Matty is still on the £850 per week deal he signed in 2018.

We don’t expect Matty to agree to sign with a club anytime soon. He’ll likely still hope that Newcastle soften their stance a bit so he can continue with his hometown club.

We expect the youngster, who didn’t make the bench yesterday, to play a part at West Brom on Tuesday. Hopefully, he can get some opportunities in the league over the final 10 games.

Matty is currently joint third in goals scored with Joelinton. They both have three goals this season. So maybe it can be Matty who can build on that total if given a chance in the next few months.

But most importantly, Newcastle need to get him signed up before a club comes in with an offer he can’t refuse.

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212 comments so far

  • jane

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #1

    “i recon the Frog is PR . put on here to cause disruption to get people at each others throats …”

    when i post comments that are purely football related he attacks me for being PR. no pleasant.

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  • Australian Pie

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Not PR just has the IQ of a goldfish

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Jane, they do say that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. That’s pretty much agreed amongst publicists. Was it Oscar Wilde or Mark Twain – whoever it was – said “There’s only one thing worse than people talking about you and that’s people not talking about you”.
    I’m which case, there’s only one Ashley PR on here because he talks about nobody and nothing else. 😀

    5
  • Assassins Inc

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Conspiracy. Is Toon22 really Mike Ashley.

    2
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #5

    One nil City.

    0
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Can’t give Aguero chances like that I’m afraid.

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Surprised it took Cty 20 minutes tbh

    1
  • The Wife

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #8

    LOL, I somehow missed the bus!

    My thoughts on the current takeover radio silence:

    Talk about a takeover was really buzzing when Newcastle were winning games. They were up in the table, and it looked solid that they wouldn’t be relegated.

    Well now the luck’s run out, and Newcastle haven’t scored a goal in a long time. Things are a little more precarious as far as staying in the PL.

    If *I* were in the market to buy a football club, I’d put all negotiations on hold until I knew exactly what I was buying (a PL club vs. a Champ. club). I also wouldn’t want to buy a club mid-season. It’s no good to step in and make a bunch of changes when there’s only a handful of games left and relegation is still in the picture. It might makes things better, but it could also make things worse. Not worth the risk. I’d pull the trigger right after the season ended (given that the team stays up) so I could clean house, fire the idiots, and hire who I’d want running things. Then focus on the players by getting them evaluated and see what needed to be done in the transfer window. Use the off-season to upgrade facilities and work on public relations. A fresh start all the way around.

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  • Jib

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Time for Bettyswallocks favourite player to step up to the mark
    C’mon Mbwana Samatta

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Come on guys that’s just not on calling Toon22 PR or even MA.

    Look at the facts.

    Posts at all hours.

    Been said to have been two people instead of one.

    That banner appearing on ITV last night.

    Toon22 is Ant n Dec.

    5
  • toon22

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Jane

    It’s never Jabbas fault

    😉

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  • Jib

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #12

    I knew it !!!!!

    The Wife is PR

    Hello Keith

    3
  • simon376

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #13

    The Wife
    Spot on with your views there, oh I wish you had the cash or friends in the right places to buy us

    6
  • Nufc-83

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #14

    The wife so that comment makes me think you believe there is a takeover in progress and it’s not just some publicity stunt to distract from the abysmal performances and running of the club. Be careful about having such an opinion I’ve seen people labelled PR and harassed for much less.

    5
  • #cans

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Hahaha – droopy, that’s way more likely than him being Ashley

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Aussie, my goldfish isn’t to happy with you mate! 😀

    5
  • Nufc-83

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #17

    Toon believes we have had a solid bid meeting the asking price. Haha you couldn’t make it up.

    2
  • #cans

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Errr droppy ( autocorrect ) 😀

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  • Jib

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Aye
    The semi – literate toon22 is wee Dec
    The childish babbling toon22 is Ant when he’s pissed

    4
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib

    Maybe the wife is Carla DiBello

    3
  • #cans

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Always thought Jib and Toon22 would make a good double act – more laurel and hardy then Ant and Dec though 😀

    2
  • Australian Pie

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Haha sorry Bobby that wasn’t fair to your goldfish

    2
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #23

    No frog, everything is Ashley’s fault.

    0
  • toon22

    Mar 1, 2020 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #24

    You can be sure Jabba pays people to post here
    Best place to start finding them is those who defend the guy regularly

    People like JIB, Jane
    Then there are those who are used to change the subject , usually through creating an argument
    Can’t knock Jabba while arguing about something else

    It’s plain to see

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  • Jib

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #25

    I’ve just seen Prince William holding a
    “Sob on the Tyne” banner aloft.

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #26

    83, my spellcheck does the same mate. 😀

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  • toon22

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Bobbybee

    I’m being ironic
    People here in an effort to keep it not his fault
    I’m sure Jabba himself has such a colossal ego he actually believes it’s never his fault

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  • The Wife

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Nufc-83,

    I have no clue if a takeover is really in the cards. I just know that’s how I’d play it if I were a buyer.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #29

    #cans

    Oddly I hear the theme tune for Laurel and Hardy whenever I see MA and his little lap dog Charnley.

    2
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #30

    2-0. Oh dear Villa. Hope they get embarrassed tbh, destroy their confidence for the season hopefully.

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Goal 2
    Game ower

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  • toon22

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Nutc83

    You have seen all the speculation over the last few months ?
    Might you link the comment the club made about it ?

    6
  • toon22

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #33

    The Wife

    Your post was logical
    The problem is Jabba don’t do logic
    He makes snap decisions often while drunk

    12
  • MagpieRanger

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #34

    If Mike Ashley wasn’t such a selfish greedy oaf this City team could have been ours, never forget that…

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #35

    I know, and I was joining in. I dont think anybody on here likes Ashley. Certainly nobody backs him, despite what you think. Anyway, I don’t even wanna talk about him. We were have a good couple of hours talking purely football and it should stay that way.

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon there is no comment as the club would never make a formal comment if something is or even has been progressing.

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  • Nufc-83

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Can you show me the concrete evidence there has been a bid formally made that’s meets the valuation?

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #38

    The way this is panning out, Villa will be lucky to get nil!! Anyone know the record for this final?

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #39

    It’s been proven that PR check forums blogs for info on the approval rate of how the clubs been run. And will tweak accordingly, aka AC popularity and signing, to keep the fans on board.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 1, 2020 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Villa’s defenders must be knackered. Said it before though David Silva is an absolute joy to watch.

    That will certainly help the cause though. Game on!

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