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Local Lad Is Reluctant To Sign New Four-Year Contract



Earlier in the week, Luke Edwards tweeted that Newcastle were hoping to add four to six players this summer. However, that number is dependent on the success of offloading fringe members of the squad.

It does appear that at least four players will be added with a striker, a wide attacker, a center-back, and a left-back (if Matt Targett’s purchase option is not taken up) as the probable additions.

Edwards has identified some of the players that could make way in his latest report in The Telegraph. He believes Matt Ritchie, Ciaran Clark, Karl Darlow, Federico Fernandez, Isaac Hayden, Jeff Hendrick and Dwight Gayle have all been made available.


Interestingly, Edwards is also reporting that Sean Longstaff could be leaving his hometown club. The Geordie has so far refused to sign a new deal despite Eddie Howe’s attempts to retain him. The Times reported last week that Sean has been offered a 4-year contract.

Longstaff wants more playing time and is unlikely to any guarantees from Howe. The 24-year-old has been the fifth-choice midfielder this season behind Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock, Bruno Guimaraes, and Joelinton.

While Howe has three midfielders in his system, Sean has seen precious few minutes on the pitch this year. He made just his fourth league start of 2022 at the Etihad this past weekend. Though he will likely get the nod in the final two matches with Shelvey and Willock out through injury.

If Sean does leave, Howe will almost certainly look to add another midfielder this summer. Jeff Hendrick and Isaac Hayden have been made available and Matty Longstaff may need another seasoning out on loan before he is ready for the Premier League.

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292 comments so far

  • the crown princes nashers

    May 11, 2022 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #2

    excellent news about langstaff, you can take your brother with you

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  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Apparently Lobby has already signed a new deal and the Telegraph are talking bollocks

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  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Also been told that we are still in for Lingard and there is definitely other options but we haven’t pulled out

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  • the crown princes nashers

    May 11, 2022 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #5

    thanks very much for that mund am upset now 🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 11, 2022 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Adam – I don’t know Lingard personally but he’s got a hell of a lot of experience in the Premier League, in Europe, and for England. The wages he gets paid will be dependent on what clubs are willing to pay him, it’s as simple as that. I’m sure he’ll command a decent wage based on his experience but the figures bandied around are pure speculation.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #7

    Well another grueller

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Out of the way 🙂

    1
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 11, 2022 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #9

    am sure i can run as fast as them two and i am 59, seen more talent with the youngsters playing on the fields

    1
  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Mark 😆

    I smiled after I posted that and looked up and seen your post mate.

    Time will tell on it all pal

    1
  • wynsleap

    May 11, 2022 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Longstaffe going? Best news I’ve heard all week.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 11, 2022 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Oh look…Mund proves that the media are often talking bollox. What a surprise.

    We’ll know if Sean Longstaff is staying or going when the club announce it. Until then, the journo’s know as much as you or I do.

    Same goes for Lingard. It’s not dead in the water unless Howe doesn’t want him or another club officially signs him.

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  • Adamn_92

    May 11, 2022 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #13

    TDS

    Oh I don’t doubt that and not attempting to dismiss his experiences at all. Just that from a squad point of view, I think i’d be a little niffed if someone who has barely done anything all season, came in and was instantly a top earner after i’ve busted my ass all season to help the club stay up. That’s what I mean by it and I wouldn’t blame any player if they felt that way a bit. Howe seems very very keen on the squad all being happy and having a good harmony, as he’s said many times. So I just want that to continue and see someone like Lingard joining on high wages potentially harming that.

    Howe will know if that’d happen or not better than me though so ultimately would trust his call on it.

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  • the crown princes nashers

    May 11, 2022 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #14

    the problem with both of them is they cant run, there isnt much talent to see, how the hell they managed to get into the first team amazes me mund to be honest

    as you say time will tell but think the clubs wasting there time really on both of them, anderson in the reserves is a much better prospect them both of them combined id promote him ahead of them two headless chickens

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #15

    It would be good if Neil could put up a Lingard poll.

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  • Toon fans bad

    May 11, 2022 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #16

    So it seems Eddie has been open and frank to Longy about his chances of game time in the future should he sign on. It is however pretty obvious, what with where we are heading hopefully!
    I’m very confident that Eddie could improve Longy and get the performances out of him when he needs him.
    But Eddie also knows he can pretty easily draft in another Longy type for the interim if needs be.

    Really important for Longy where he goes next and hope he does well. Eddie seems the type of guy that would point Longy in the right direction about the sort of clubs he should be looking at if he wants to play every week. I reckon top half champo clubs looking to push on for promotion is where Longy needs to get involved in.

    All the very best to the lad if he does one.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 11, 2022 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Repost.
    No to Lingard. He did ok at West Ham -but I do not think he would be a good fit at SJP.
    If I recall correctly he has been at Man u since he was 9 years old. So he will be well indoctrinated by his surroundings – and thus a difficult fit elsewhere.

    No to him – I note your closet Man U and Bindippers fans like him – says it all.

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  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #18

    When we get to the 1st of June and beyond we will hear about the sponsorships.

    Ashley had clauses in till this date and under those terms and conditions nothing can be announced until 1st of June and beyond.

    It will be Saudi Golf

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 11, 2022 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Adam – I honestly don’t think it matter what they’ve done before, it just matters what they do next. If Lingard comes in on £100kpw and replicates his West Ham form, then everyone will be happy. If he does an ‘Owen’ then that would be a mistake by Howe and the recruitment team. I’ve got to assume that there’s a much higher chance of the former than the latter if the club bring him in so I’m not worried.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #20

    I hope it Saudia Airlines

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Isn’t our chairman the chairman of Saudi Golf and that’s a no no?

    1
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 11, 2022 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #22

    on lingard well he still is a full england international, what id do is give him a two year deal but not for 150 grand a week maybe 90 grand if he doesnt accept am pretty sure theres many other players who would accept it

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  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Planet Sport
    @PlanetSportcom
    ·
    1m
    – Allan Saint-Maximin is in the top 1% in Europe for the following statistics:

    Dribbles completed
    Dribbles attempted
    Players dribbled past

    Unbelievable . | #NUFC

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Top how many % of dribbles that have resulted in goal or big chance though?

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  • the crown princes nashers

    May 11, 2022 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #25

    ASM another one out the door as soon as the season is over

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #26

    tcpn,
    I really can’t see it.

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  • the crown princes nashers

    May 11, 2022 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #27

    raj

    if some club is raj enough 🙂 sorry couldnt help it to pay over 50 million for him id snap there hands off

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #28

    tcpn,
    I think that ship has sailed. Ironically the best manager to have got £50M for him would have been Bruce, maybe he can persuade the WBA owner to stump up the cash and buy him a gaff less than an hour from the training ground 😀

    4
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 11, 2022 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #29

    raj

    ohh asm would love that, he be back to his normal self going to training twice a week haha

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    May 11, 2022 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Me too 🙂

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  • cleveleysbob

    May 11, 2022 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #31

    That should have followed #27 😀

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  • cleveleysbob

    May 11, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #32

    I dribble all the time but apparently it’s an age thing. 😉

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  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Bob

    I hope you mean drool 😉

    2
  • Davas

    May 11, 2022 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #34

    It would be interesting to see all these stats but from January.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Davas,
    I can’t wait for the summer to see how they deal with the cluster foot Ashley left behind. I bet he was praying we went down. He’s probably looking at Chelsea selling for £4B and absolutely spewing he sold what he thought was going to be a championship club for £300M

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  • Small World

    May 11, 2022 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #36

    ASM and dribbling.

    I reckon his stats are possibly over inflated.

    a) he dibbles with ball and beats players 1-2 and 3
    b) he checks back and pauses, letting the 3rd player catch him
    c) he dribbles back the way beating players 3-2 and 1

    2 dribbles, 6 players beaten, who’s bothered if the ball goes anywhere after that? :0)

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  • Davas

    May 11, 2022 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Raj
    He got more than he deserved. If he’d actually just let it be run as a normal club he would have got more for it and we would have been starting from a much better position to catch up.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #38

    Did anything come of that Ashley taking Stavely to court, was it settled?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Davas,
    Amen to that brother.

    0
  • Jp Mayor

    May 11, 2022 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Raj. Good call. Forgot about that court battle. Went a bit quiet but didn’t hear if it was resolved?

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