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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

  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #41

    home grown*

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  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #42

    tackle …

    they talk the same mate …

    0
  • c-dog

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #43

    Not looking good

    0
  • Australian Pie

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #44

    Can’t believe people want Sean gone, just needs his confidence back to play a bit sharper but he has all the attributes.

    4
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #45

    AP

    don’t think anyone said that

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #46

    That’s the one GT…..spooky

    they do talk the same?
    Do they talk $hite too

    3
  • Tonytoon73

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #47

    Mund@40
    Totally agree mate

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  • TheTinman

    Jun 29, 2020 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #48

    I actually think Sean looks a million times better in a 3 man midfield. He doesn’t have the pace to play as a 2. But if he is the furthest forward with Shelvey and Hayden behind he looks better. He has some quality on the ball.

    2 man midfield and he seems to be a ghost in the game.

    2
  • hibbit

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #49

    c-dog give over man we have enough WUM’s with the vegan without you going back to your old shit stirring ways 😉

    14
  • Australian Pie

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #50

    Tinman

    Do agree there, he can be even a good substitute for Miggy into that No 10 role

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #51

    Ha ha poor Leicester not going to get a pint for an extra two weeks.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #52

    Jib
    Was captain Ahab a mate of Captain Clack ?

    A little nonsense while making the tea

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eu_wi13l4w

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #53

    Is it a coincidence that Sean L was worth 30M at the start of the season, a year under Bruce and we’d be lucky to get 10M. Would Perez have sold for 30M had Bruce took over a season earlier. Have our players value increased or decreased after a year under Bruce?

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  • hibbit

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #54

    talking of players being off the boil whats happened to Miggy ???

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #55

    We thought Lascelles was getting a call from Southgate, it’s never even been mentioned this season.

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #56

    Apologies if already mentioned but I don’t come on here as often

    Northumbrian St pedestrianised 1998…thought it was way before that. It was completed before the bypass was built.

    Vegan…. You mustn’t mention music or drink on here, its a no no

    0
  • Swlabr

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #57

    Haven’t seen Bobby Bee or Posada for a while. Or…Markaccus either, with that blue spider on his gravatar, urgh!

    2
  • Jib

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #58

    Jail
    Would Perez have sold for 30M had Bruce took over a season earlier.

    Probably

    That was the amount of his buy out clause – doh !

    9
  • Thump

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #59

    @hibbit: I think he’s tired. Never seems to know when to stop running, so he just does himself in.

    Could also be the lack of fans tbf. It is bloody weird watching a match in an empty stadium, and it must have an impact on the players.

    1
  • hibbit

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #60

    The Prince’s Mate
    is not john dobson st that’s being called the bypass not the the western bypass ???

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #61

    Mund@25

    Were you that bad? I know what you mean about learning stuff, had my eyes opened quite a bit

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  • lesh

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #62

    Jib’s starting to get above himself – again

    9
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #63

    hibbit,
    He’s sick as foot knowing he’s going to be in a continuous relegation battle if this takeover doesn’t happen.

    7
  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #64

    Just had a look at the petition. Nearly 3k have signed it already. Maybe it`s BS

    2
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #65

    KV

    Matty extended to the end of the season so still time

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #66

    Jib,
    But would anyone have paid 30M to exercise it?
    Bigger doh!!

    12
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #67

    Jib

    I think Jail was asking if he would’ve been valued at less than £30m, rather than more. If the release clause was £30m nobody was going to pay above that, but if his form declined sharply under Bruce he could very easily have ended up with a lower pricetag. Make sense?

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #68

    Jib knew that but is still smarting from being caught with his pants down yesterday 😀

    13
  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #69

    Just watching the news about the GNR getting cancelled. Did the entrants get their money back. Anyone?

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #70

    Kevin Vegan
    Jun 29, 2020 at 4:54 PM
    Comment #233
    Thump
    No mate, not a journalist. I studied it at degree level but quickly realised the industry is full of liars who will do anything to sell copy and spread propaganda so decided it wasn’t for me.

    Veg think you got excellent credentials to be a journalist.

    11
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #71

    GP

    Oh haha ignore that one then… Only recall Manq, Carrol and Rose extending so that one passed me by somehow! Still should’ve been sorted last year really in my eyes but at least he’s not about to leave tomorrow on a free 🙂

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #72

    Anglo

    Thanks buddy you say the nicest things. Not sure how you think I’m trying to sell copy but each to their own.

    You never explained what your comment was about yesterday by the way. Why do you think I live 41 miles from Plymouth? And what was the purpose of all the question abut Argyle and the samphire restaurant?

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #73

    could’ve sworn it was pedestrianised 10 years previous to that date

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #74

    The distance between Exeter and Plymouth is 37 miles. The road distance is 46.1 miles.

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #75

    WL

    yea mate it consumed my life but other things learnt mate is how much bullshit the media is, i already knew this but i’ve seen more evidence during this process

    i’m chilled now tho just sit back as i’ve accepted its going to happen

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #77

    Cdog @ #4

    The signings will be irrelevant next year!
    We shall get top players, (and manager) !

    0
  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #78

    Mund,

    Happy days ahead. Anyway, Try taking a look at that article i`v,e posted above.

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #79

    WL

    just read it mate interesting and 8 month so why are people losing there mind after this long

    0
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #80

    WL

    It’s a nice idea and good to see it getting sone support. Sadly mate no amount of petitions are likely to make any odds here. Petitions are basically exclusively used for the purpose of having issues raised in parliament, and unless the idea is to have the law changed to put a time limit on takeovers, there isn’t really any chance of a “win” out of this. That doesn’t appear to be what this petition is calling for in the first place, and MPs are under no obligation to approve a petition simply because it reaches the 100,000 signatures required to trigger it being raised.

    Nice idea, but it won’t help.

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