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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

  • captainmarvel

    Sep 7, 2021 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #81

    There would have to be a decision first to offer arbitration, as far as we know there was no decision made..They just let it drift on, and on.

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 7, 2021 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #82

    TTB@W,

    I think the length of time it took the EPL to say nothing is one of the arguments 😆

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 7, 2021 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #83

    Charnley: Steve, we’re sending you to Portugal for a week.

    Bruce: Why your majesty?

    C: So you can’t talk to anyone. I’ll email you a list of questions and the answers you’ll give in the next press conference. Don’t worry, there will be no big words. Just learn the answers.

    B: What’s an email?

    C: Someone will bring a piece of paper to you at your hotel.

    B: Can I give the answers in my own style.

    C: Yes, you can say “look” at the beginning of each sentence.

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  • thereallowickmag

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #84

    Uncertain
    Had a few days in London last week. Went up the shard and when I was up there a member of staff told me Qatar own the shard and they’re selling the apartments for between 65-100 million each.
    Makes 300 million for us like peanuts.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #85

    chancel,
    And finish each sentence with ‘yew kneow’

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #86

    I wonder how he feels about being this two year patsy only to have his pants publicly pulled down like this at the end of it.

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #87

    Uncertain the way that this takeover saga has played out has sickened me to my core,for the life of me I can’t understand why the Premier league wouldn’t welcome the investment the PIF would bring especially as Barclays may be ending their sponsorship next summer.

    1
  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #88

    The statement the club put out last week was in effect a kick up the jacksy to Bruce, get some results and points or you’re done.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #89

    TTB@W ARMY,
    By the sounds of it they haven’t got the £4M to pay him off.

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  • WLtoon

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #90

    TTB@W ARMY

    Have a think about. the why the PL won`t allow new big money into their product, you will get the same answer as me, Qatar.
    The PL are a patsy for them the same way Bruce is for Ashley. They dare not upset their narrative, the same way as they are in cahoots with the greedy 6.
    The PL yes men are just flak takers, while the real decision makers in the background sit around laughing all the way to the bank.
    The Toon will never be allowed onto the top table ever in my lifetime, i`m resigned to that, and corruption rules the roost

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #91

    He can’t lose, £4M payout if he goes and defended by his media pals if they do manage to sack him. We’ll get the blame for turning on him against Leeds.

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #92

    TTB@W,

    It’s certainly taken it’s toll mate, the excitement about having ambitious owners for the club and their overall impact and investment in the area ripped away from us. The amount of shenanigans the government seem to get up to and get slated for it. They could get involved here and the majority of football fans everywhere would view it as a good intervention, I don’t understand why they standing off.

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  • WLtoon

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #93

    Was in the local on Sunday drinking with an old pal who has just paid £807 for his ST, jeez, the FCB even has the nerve to increase the price of entry after the shit show he gives us.
    Should be locked up for theft.

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #94

    Qatar own Canary Wharf, Chelsea Barracks site, Olympic Village site, The Shard and chunks of Mayfair. But they only own 20% of Heathrow apparently 🙁

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #95

    Jail I think that’s why they’ve chosen to pay the Willock fee in installments using the sell on clause money from Armstrong’s transfer and Lejeune transfer fee as the first installment which then enables them to pay the compo for the 3 Steve’s with the original £10 million budget we had. I also think our next manager will be Steve Cooper with Graeme Jones as assistant.

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 7, 2021 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #96

    WLtoon don’t get me started on the Qatari’s, they disgust me with this World Cup business and now trying to move in on the power vacuum in Afghanistan.

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #97

    TTB@W,

    Cooper and Jones combo, good shout that.

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  • JohnJ

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #98

    Martoon / Lesh

    The first word was Knicker!

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  • WLtoon

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #99

    TTB@W

    The Qatari`s disgust a lot of people but unfortunately its them that rule the roost. If ever there was a decision in sport that smacked of blatant corruption it was them lot getting the world cup. i mean come on.

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  • Not another deJong

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #100

    The CAT jurisdiction issue is due to all the PL members signing an agreement to resolve disagreements through private arbitration.

    However this should not absolve the PL directors from following the law of the land.

    The three man Arbitration panel can reject certain evidence without recourse and come to a seemingly arbitrary decision. The evidence exposed by the CAT case being made public was/is intended to bring greater scrutiny of the PLs decision making and therefore limit the panels ability to swerve the real issue of the incomplete ODT.

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #101

    Uncertain I actually think they would make a good combo as well, I see Swansea have taken a nosedive since he left, that and Woodman not going back on loan seems to have done for them.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #102

    Nice header.

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  • jane

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #103

    Qatar is number 158 just below Falkland Islands.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_area

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #104

    WLtoon thousands of slave labourers have died building their stadiums but it never gets brought up and probably never will due to Khalifa positioning himself within UEFA.

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  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #105

    Zhongguo Geordie

    @43

    When you think about it, it’s not so strange that Caldwell left with the U23s being top of league two.

    Charmless has probably told him that being top doesn’t meet with Ashley’s ambition for the club and Caldwell either lowers his sights or go.

    He went.

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  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #106

    JohnJ

    @98

    Shame on you for even having such thoughts. You mucky pup!

    😉

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #107

    I dont see how anyone can complain about the Qataris and yet support a KSA buyout of the club.

    If KSA get into us/football. they will do the exact same thing Qatar has done – and id bet they go for a WC too.

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  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #108

    TTB@W ARMY

    Think about it… if you were one of the so-called ‘big’ six that’d invested so much time and energy in getting the EPL into their greedy pockets and do as it’s told, would you welcome a threat to your income (eg NYFC) into your little group?

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  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #109

    Gothmog’s Pyjamas

    Could it not be the case that folk are asking for even-handedness. If KSA’s record on human rights is bad, then so must be Qatar.

    As it stands, we don’t hear of many objections to Qatar’s manipulation and exploitation (sportswashing) of world football.

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  • simon376

    Sep 7, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #110

    Maybe I’m reading this companies house thing wrongly, but does it not say an other person owns 75% shares meaning that 75% could be made up via PCP & Rubens and maybe solving the problem? Or is it a case of now saying nothing to do with the state or maybe just no meaning to Newcastle at all?

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  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #111

    OP

    The Government had the chance to influence the EPL’s thinking when EPL requested Dowden’s approval for it to renew its domestic broadcasting contracts without the need to put them out to tender.

    Dowden could’ve had a quiet word, suggesting a rethink on NUFC, while the EPL’s request was being considered by the Department for Media, Culture and Sport (or whatever).

    The EPL’s request was waved through and the takeover’s at the mercy of the courts.

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 7, 2021 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #112

    Lesh you get the impression the Slimy 6 must have something good on Masters and Hoffman for the latter to cede to them like they do.

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  • Pottsclock

    Sep 7, 2021 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #113

    Qatar has a population of only 2.6 million, of which 300K are Qatari and the remainder (2.3m) are foreign workers etc who live in Qatar. That’s a startling statistic when you think of the wealth they have a what they have bought with their oil money.

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  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #114

    TTB@W ARMY

    The slimy six do have a bit of sway over the EPL. Some of them, with the very discreet invlovement of Sky, threatened the breakaway from the old FA First Division. They threatened, no doubt with big media backing (from Qatar?), to be involved in the breakaway ESL.

    It’s called clout. The six are telling the EPL to play along with them or they’re off to another league.

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  • lesh

    Sep 7, 2021 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #115

    Pottsclock

    Qatar’s wealth, like Saudi’s is under the ground.

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 7, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #116

    Lesh
    Their money might be under the ground.
    At least they know where it is.

    We don’t know where our money has gone, other than into Ashley’s back pocket.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 7, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #117

    Hendrick in the starting 11 tonight.

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  • 9

    Sep 7, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #118

    Boys, we surely all know the score (i.e.£££££££££££££££££). Qatar and Saudi are at daggers drawn. Qatar bung EPL £300m for rights which Saudi steal. Whose side EPL ganna be on? It’s a no-brainer.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 7, 2021 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #119

    John J ……. Yer’ll have the feminists on the warpath. Mind you it’ll give em something to do rather than sitting at one of their meetings where nobody knows what to do once they all realise that no one makes tea or sandwiches.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 7, 2021 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #120

    Long term contracts are good for player security and for making money should they move on but it’s also a potential trap. Being stuck with all these players.

    I wish the Longstaffs well and hope they do well with us, but they haven’t really caught the eye, tbh. Not the end of the world if they leave and that includes Schar and many others.

    The current outfit needs an overhaul. Yep, we find ourselves there, once more.

    And, we need some good old fashioned scouts who’ll discover players themselves, not just work through agents.

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