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New Contract Talks Likely On The Agenda For 23-Year-Old – Report



Newcastle have three senior players who are in the final year of their contracts. Fabian Schar and Paul Dummett signed one-year extensions to 2022 over the summer while Sean Longstaff is in the final year of the deal he signed in December of 2019 before breaking into the first team.

The two local lads, Dummett and Longstaff, are likely ones Newcastle will look to tie down longer-term. It’s unclear what the club’s plans are for Fabian Schar. He’ll turn 30 in December and has not reached the same heights under Steve Bruce as he did in his first season on Tyneside with Rafa Benitez at the helm.

The same could be said for Sean Longstaff, who was linked with Rafa Benitez’s Everton in recent months. Bruce was asked about Sean Longstaff’s contract situation in July. He revealed that talks have not been revisited since they broke down early in Bruce’s tenure. This is what the head coach said at the time:

“I knew about Sean before I came here. There was a contract offered to him, but those talks have not been revisited. We hope he can go out and show us what he’s got.”

The Shields Gazette expects Newcastle to revisit talks with Sean soon in light of the recent interest from Everton and the fact that he could leave on a free next summer. This is what Miles Starforth writes in his report:

Benitez, now in charge of Everton, had been linked with a move for Longstaff last month, but the 23-year-old remained at United.

And there should now be some more urgency in terms of contract talks, as Longstaff will be able to leave on a free transfer next summer without any agreement. Benitez, among others, will be watching the situation closely.

While Starforth doesn’t exactly confirm new talks are on the agenda, it does stand to reason that Newcastle will not want to lose the 23-year-old for nothing after the season.

However, the club and player could still remain quite a ways apart on what Sean’s value is. He’s been very inconsistent over the past two years under Bruce after starring when he first broke into the first team in January of 2019.

An unfortunate knee injury ended his season after a nine-game string of starts where he really looked the part. He became the subject of a £35m move to Manchester United that summer.

Sean struggled to find the same form over the past few years. It culminated in him being frozen out for two months this past season before he came back into the fold in late March. He ended up making appearances in the campaign’s final 10 games.

It’s up to Longstaff to continue working hard to get the terms he feels he deserves on a new deal. Things are lining up for him to make a second straight start this weekend at Old Trafford. He must seize every opportunity that comes his way.

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149 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #1

    This looks interesting https://tinyurl.com/ncukpifupdate

    PIF changing from a state owned to a sole corporation thus washing their hands of state ownership?

    That’s how it looks to me (sorry if this has been posted previously).

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  • G

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #2

    DM, link is either corrupt or incomplete

    1
  • Adamn_92

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #3

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/fresh-companies-house-update-company-19991731

    It was believed NCUK was PIF’s company set up for the takeover as negotiations reportedly drew close to being completed. Whether that’s still the aim of NCUK or if it’s being used for something else is anyones guess. It’s an interesting update though for sure. Especially as the date is the same as when us and the league released the statement about arbitration being pushed back.

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  • Adamn_92

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Although PIF also made a similar change at the same time to their company PAUK which was used to buy McLaren. So it could just as likely be something PIF are doing to their UK groups as a ‘tidy up’ or something similar. May not be significant in terms of our takeover chances.

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #5

    adamn

    there is a link there if you are of the mind to see it – just after so many false dawns its best to let it play out and dont get hung up on it much.

    “A corporation sole is a legal entity in which one person and his or her subsequent successors are granted the lawful status of a corporation….. A corporation sole functions as a sort of sole proprietorship, with no legal partners, board of directors, or stockholders.”

    I mean, being able to legally remove the board of directors from PIF and leave 1 person “in charge” and to be tested alone would obviously be highly relevant.

    But again, who knows.

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Bet the Chronicle overplays this one to death.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #7

    adamn @4

    Yeah that was my first thought – think PIF might have reacted to how messed up this has been and looked to make these changes for future deals to avoid this type of problem moving forwards.

    But then why bother to do NCUK if its over? Why not call it a day and close the company set up for the takeover?

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  • Adamn_92

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Gothmog

    There’s enough there to be a little excited about don’t get me wrong. But seeing as they done the same thing, changed both companies on the same day, it could also be seen as general admin and changes.

    Could view it from loads of different angles, just company house updates have also been a bit of a damp squib in the past. Let’s hope it’s relevant and significant and see if anything comes of it.

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  • TheTinman

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s a positive little snippet if you ask me. Fingers crossed

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Till there’s a couple of camels with PIF on one and Amanda on the other on the pitch at St James Park I will hold off with the #CANS.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Ooooooh oooooh I do like a pink gin with a nice wed cherwie in it and one of those little umbwellas in it as well. Vewy naughty.

    Unbelievable.

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Lesh/Bob

    We need to be careful about coming out of the closet as Morello cherry eaters as there’s a certain flashing blade waiting in the wings to heap scorn on us! 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Now there’s coincidence if ever you’ve seen it, although I had a different flashing blade in mind! 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Still waiting for DM to give me some feedback on his eco friendly drinking straws!

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #15

    The Claimant seeks:
    (1) Damages for loss of profit or, alternatively, loss of opportunity.
    (2) An injunction requiring the Defendant to withdraw the Director Decision and/or to reconsider the
    same.
    (3) Interest.
    (4) Costs.
    (5) Such further or other relief as the Tribunal considers appropriate

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #16

    1 & 2 are intrinsically linked are they not?

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  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Essex, Cleveleysbob

    That flashing blade you refer to is no more than a very angry, nasty and bitter man whose opinion of himself is far greater than others’ of him.

    In al the years I’ve been looking into The Blog he’s always been that way.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #18

    EGB, head down below the parapet, Z might not be out of bed yet? 😉

    Glad I don’t like cherries in my drinks mind. 😀

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Mind you, my opinion of myself has always been far greater than anyone else’s. Although I prefer to keep that to myself 😀

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m not going down the Company House rabbit hole again, been “burnt” too many times.

    I’m just going to wait for the official “we’ve got the keys to the kingdom” announcement before opening any cans.

    Just hope it happens in my lifetime. 🙂

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  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 7, 2021 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #21

    EGB, sorry mate that was years ago! Bamboo or natural grass straws are the way to go.

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  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Uncertain Toon/World

    @15

    I’d say the link is there, though I’m not a lawyer

    Were Ashley to win the CAT case, then it looks as though he’s asking the court to oblige EPL to review and/ or reverse its determination on PIF interest. If, by then PIF have walked, one may assume that such a reversal would enable it to return to the table.

    But, let’s not forget that 27 September is the date set for the jurisdiction hearing which the EPL’d probably appeal if it goes against it. Assuming that devision eventually goes Ashley’s way, he main hearing follows thereafter. Gawd knows when and whether that’s appealable.

    I wonder whether CAT could block EPL lodging appeals as Bird & Bird seem to use them as a matter of course.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #23

    UTW, until we know if the CAT has been approved to proceed, any other discussions are moot. 🙁

    We need to get past the PL objection 1st.

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  • G

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #24

    For the record re cherries in drinks, they do make a very nice wine, although you need to age it for 2 or 3 years or it will taste like cough syrup.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Lesh, I think the jurisdiction decision is final and binding, no appeal allowed on that one.

    As for the rest it’s a case of how long is a piece of string?

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #26

    Cherry Brandy was a popular ladies drink when I was a young blade, seemed to have the desired effect also. Am I allowed to say that these days?

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #27

    If CAT conclude that damages should be awarded then they have to give the injunction do they not?

    Damages being awarded for the EPL’s conduct and fairness during O+D test

    3
  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #28

    cleveleysbob

    Hope it is – the CAT jurisdiction that is.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #29

    You’ve got have a hell of a set of lungs to use bamboo straws, have you seen the length of those things? 😀

    5
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Anthony Taylor for our game Saturday how come ????
    Comes from Wythenshawe, Manchester

    Arghhhhhhhhh

    3
  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Uncertain Toon/World

    I don’t know.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #32

    UTW, I agree but it’s still cart before the horse stuff. Until we know if CAT has jurisdiction over PL matters nothing else can be decided/discussed.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Charlie,
    You could have Shearer as ref and Ant n Dec as linesmen and it wouldn’t make any difference.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Charlie, we always seem to get him when we’re playing NW based teams. How the authorities manage to decide he’s neutral in such circumstances is beyond me.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #35

    With Jimmy Nail on VAR

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #36

    Lesh,

    Didn’t see your post @22 lol.

    What I don’t get is, how can the EPL say that the CAT does not have jurisdiction?

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Might help if we get Jail on the VAR though 😉

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #38

    Bugger, beat me to it there Jail. 🙂

    1
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Are they saying that their dodgy shenanigans and skullduggery isn’t anti-competitive

    2
  • hibbit

    Sep 7, 2021 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #40

    UTW
    till the jurisdiction issue is decided everything is at full stop,

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