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Report – Magpie’s Offer From Abroad Has Been Matched By Newcastle


There is a promising report in the Express today that cites Italian website TuttoUdinese’s claim that Newcastle have matched Udinese’s contract offer to Matty Longstaff.

According to the report, Udinese no longer have an interest in the 20-year-old due to Newcastle’s surging efforts to resign the local lad. We’re not quite sure why Udinese would suddenly drop their interest, but hopefully, the claim that Newcastle have upped their offer is accurate.

Newcastle appear to be moving forward with their summer business despite the pending takeover. You can’t really blame them as they don’t want to be left behind should the takeover get nixed by the Premier League.


Yesterday, Steve Bruce confirmed that local lad Mark Gillespie will be returning to Newcastle this summer. The goalkeeper was a free agent after a two-year spell in Scotland with Motherwell.

Last week it was announced that Andy Carroll and Javier Manquillo had signed extensions, with Javier’s being a new four-year contract. Both players were on contracts set to expire at the end of this campaign.

Hopefully, there’s something in this recent claim about Matty Longstaff. Steve Bruce has been pushing the midfielder to stay at Newcastle despite the interest from abroad.

This is what Bruce recently had to say about Matty’s situation:

“The ball is in Matty’s hands,” said Newcastle head coach Bruce.

“I’ve gone public with it; I think we’ve made him a wonderful offer and for me, it should be his way forward in his career.

“Being a Newcastle lad and having the season he’s just had, it’s his way forward.

“Of course we would all love him to stay but, as young as he is, it’s his prerogative.

“If players want to run down their contract there’s not much we can do as a club.

“We’ve done everything we possibly can. The rest is up to Matty, it’s for him to decide.”

If Matty does decide to stay a Magpie, then that’ll be three players sorted for next season. We’ll have the makings of a decent squad that can be significantly enhanced with three or four top signings this summer if this takeover gets approved once and for all.

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217 comments so far

  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #1

    If Matty goes Ashley stays

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  • toon22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #2

    I think the only thing that will keep him at our club is a sale
    As I can’t see him wanting to be part of the turds relegation circus

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  • toon22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Mad frog

    I’d agree

    3
  • c-dog

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #4

    What do all the new contracts and signings mean for the takeover?

    0
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Takeover please, no more Frogblog

    2
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Kv …

    your from Plymouth yeah , were you one of the Pilgrim Fathers or were you captain of the Mayflower …

    1
  • Jib

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Tell them they can have his big brother for half bat

    4
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #8

    All frogs are here to stay with Ashley

    3
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #9

    c-dog

    nothing imo.

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #10

    WL

    it will all be worth it mate

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Would rather keep Matty than Sean given the drop in performances from Sean this season.

    Hopefully they will both stay and push on, we need homegrown players for our champions league campaigns so having the 2 lads will be a bonus, along with our new backup goalie.

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  • Jib

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #12

    I was riding on the Mayflower when I thought I spied some land
    I yelled down to captain arab, I’ll have ya understand,
    Who came running to the deck and said boys forget the whales
    We’re goin’ over yonder. cut the engines. change the sails

    3
  • Thump

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #13

    @c-dog: Nowt, it’s just housekeeping as far as I’m concerned. We’ll all drive ourselves mental(ler) if we keep hoping it’s tied to the takeover.

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #14

    Mitro got a 3 match ban. Shocking.

    1
  • Jib

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #15

    I think I’ll call it America. I said as we hit land.
    I took a deep breath. I fell down, I could not stand.
    Captain Ayrab he starting writing out some deeds
    He said let’s build us a fort and start buying the place with beads.
    Just then a cop come down the street crazy as a loon
    They throws us all in jail for carryin’ harpoons.

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #16

    There is a big question mark over the announcement – positive or negative- regarding timing.
    Things like this (Matty contract) need to be sorted out. Along with other pressing issues as we prepare for the end of this and the start of the next season.

    With the PL delaying the announcement (for whatever reason) it is now starting to directly affect one of it’s own members making it more difficult for us to compete on an even keel with other members in the league.

    Where do we stand in such a case?
    Surely the PL are obliged to at least be seen to be helping the club as a member of it’s organisation.

    3
  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #17

    WL

    so tedious nowadays trying to take positives out of scraps like this isn’t it?

    Mund,

    This takeover has done exactly that in the last 3 months while iv`e been on Furlough. It`s taken over my life, glad i`m back at work.

    3
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #18

    WL

    Might well do mate! Plymouth have a better chance IMO as they will have more money to spend due to the club’s large fanbase, but they tend to start seasons slowly and finish strong. If they’re playing at Home Park towards the end of the season and Plymouth of beating them, I might well go and watch 🙂

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #19

    * and plymouth have a chance of beating them

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  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #20

    when matty burst on the scene before man u i thought to myself he looks a player, alway running good on the ball i was pleasantly surprised. I’ve obviously known about him and heard a lot say a few times he is the better of the brothers and i’ve got to agree if it was a choice i’d keep Matty over Sean

    i’m worried about his form since Rafa left

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  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Mund when Sean picked up that injury it knocked him for six , might be his confidence has gone a bit mate …

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Doesn’t Matty’s contract expire tomorrow? It’s a bit late in the day to be trying to sort this out. If we really wanted to keep him this really should’ve been tied up 6 months ago at the absolute latest.

    5
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #23

    How big is this partitian?

    Tweet
    See new Tweets
    Conversation
    Stewart
    @AlkandrosMMA
    http://chng.it/2NFR2VgZbt. Fans have started a partition, get enough support behind it might speed things up….. #NUFCTakeover #NUFC

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  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #24
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  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #25

    WL

    i’ve calmed from how bad i was and tbf i’ve learnt a lot about stuff i knew nothing about so ive learnt something ar the very least

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #26

    *o…….

    0
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #27
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #28

    Sounds like Arthur’s gone to Juve. Incredible signing for them IMO.

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  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #29

    tom

    aye could be mate i want both obviously just worries me that the missing ingredient is Rafa but he has obviously shown us how good he can be just hope he gets back to that

    4
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Mund …

    i know mate he looked a decent player before that injury , lets hope he gets back to the same level…

    0
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #31

    GT

    Now there’s a proper band! Who could forget classics like “I am a cider drinker” and “blackbird I’ll ‘ave he”

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #32

    Dave D1000

    Just clicked the link to the petition – top question on the comments part is exactly what I just asked……….plays twilight zone tune…….

    2
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #33

    DaveD

    Something tells me somebody has misunderstood how petitions work…

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #34

    tom

    need a better coach mate i think if we did end up with Poch he could get him back to what we saw he can do

    2
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Nice idea though.

    0
  • Tonytoon73

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #36

    geordietom @21
    I think it was when manure were sniffing around Sean it turned his head and hasn’t been the same player since mate

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #37

    he looks very short of confidence

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #38

    GeordieTom

    Wurzels describe themselves as a “scrumpy and western band” 🙂

    But they are from Somerset, whereas the plant based wum is apparently from Devon

    7
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #39
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Tony

    could well of been hope it wasn’t tho hate it when players obviously don’t want to be here and says it al with our 2 go me grown brothers have got eyes elsewhere

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