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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

  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2022 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #81

    Lee,

    I think the only reason Longstaff doesn`t get a decent run of games is the same reason Hendrick didn`t while he was here, he just is not good enough.
    If Longstaff was as effectve as Joe or Bruno he would get a decent run of matches, but he isn`t.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 11, 2022 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #82

    @TDS

    Agree with that I think the thing with ASM is he divides opinion so much but he can be much better if he applied himself a bit of hard work in closing down would work wonders

    When he comes out with stuff like i want to be this and that well that’s fine to have that about you but he’s not really worked on his game seems to be getting worse at times

    “He will pass when he has better players” he has Bruno and Targett available at all times and still doesn’t use them!Still chooses to run into walls of players rather than pass

    It is an interesting debate but I expect within 3 years he will be back in France or at an Everton or newly promoted team thinking what might have been

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #83

    Raphinha 33/1 with Skybet, to get sent off..

    With a fair wind and a couple of early Chelsea goals,my cheeky fiver stands a chance.
    Especially after his behaviour at the weekend.. “fingers crossed emoji” 😆

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 11, 2022 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #84

    @wltoon

    Suspect that you are right I think the biggest things he lacks are pace and awareness of surroundings

    By the time he’s getting the ball the other team knows he’s going to take a touch and he ends up in trouble

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  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2022 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #85

    I think we will be mathematically safe by 10pm tonight, if we weren`t already

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #86

    Beardsley didn’t have a quarter, of the ability that ASM possesses.

    But he did have a footballing brain,that’s the problem with ASM…

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  • jane

    May 11, 2022 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #87

    the names of 14 of the 16 teams in the Saudi pro league start with Al. what does Al mean? do the places the teams come from start with Al or is it arabic for the equivalent of FC?

    https://uk.soccerway.com/national/saudi-arabia/pro-league/20212022/regular-season/r63593/

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #88

    WL Toon

    You’re right Raphinha’s getting sent off in the 37th minute.. 😆

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #89

    Jane it means tribe..

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #90

    Or family

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #91

    Ashingtoon,
    Beardo, ASM are you sure 😳

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  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2022 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #92

    Lee,

    SL is a liability under pressure, his lack of pace could be compensated if he could read the game well and is cool under pressure, but he does neither.
    Some fans are saying he is top half champo standard, bearing in mind if he was at Forest, who may be promoted into the PL he could end up benched again .
    I think maybe top half lge one with view of getting promoted into the champo, at best.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #93

    I would say that’s vice versa, Beardsley was a truly world class player.

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  • jane

    May 11, 2022 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #94

    ok thanks. impressive quick response Ashingtoon.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 11, 2022 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #95

    Basically SL had some great games under Rafa and was talked about as £30M. Rafa left and he didn’t play well and Bruce got the blame. He’s had about seven months under Eddie H and obviously hasn’t impressed. Make of that what you will.

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  • Darnik

    May 11, 2022 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #96

    I don’t know whether SLobby was Bruced but he certainly doesn’t seem to have improved much and as WL said his lack of pace is a worry, I personally would let him go now as let’s face it he’s not really the future is he?

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  • jane

    May 11, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #97
  • jane

    May 11, 2022 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #98

    “Al Jazeera means The Island in Arabic.”

    https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera

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  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #99

    Ashingtoon,

    Get your fiver on him, decent money back anaarl

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  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2022 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #100

    I probably sound a bit ruthless when i mention certain players atm, but there simply is no room for sentiment now, if our owners want to mix it with the best then players like SL and Maxi just don`t cut it in my view.
    I thank you for your services lads but it`s time to get serious and move on.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 11, 2022 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #101

    Forlorn hope – but I would like to see Watford beat Everton.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #102

    Jail
    Yes 100% convinced..

    ASM could gan by Beardsley as if he wasn’t there,then run in to a brick wall.

    If Beardsley had the baal,he would see dafty coming,then make a killer pass with the outside of his boot.. Footballing brain.. simples.. :D:

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  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2022 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #103

    Jeez, Clinton Morrison, the voice of reason on SSN, there is hope for me yet.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #104

    WL Toon it’s on marrar…

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    May 11, 2022 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #105

    Longstaff had some good games when he came into the team because he was an unknown quantity and his weaknesses were not exploited. But at this level it doesn’t take long to be found out by opposing coaches and players and now he is easily nullified. As people have said, no acceleration, dwells on the ball, only sees the obvious pass etc. It wasn’t Bruce that set him back, it was his own limitations

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  • carltoon

    May 11, 2022 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #106

    Maxi, isn’t fit to clean Beardsley boots.
    But what do I know. 🙂

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #107

    Carltoon

    We agree then…

    1
  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #108

    When’s Longstaffe’s contract up?

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  • carltoon

    May 11, 2022 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #109

    I never rated The Longstaffs, yes Sean had a few good games, but never seen anything in Matty, mind they could both score goals, but could never see what others saw. I would have loved to see them progress though, John Anderson used to rave about Matty, and said he was a far better footballer than Sean.
    So really it’s up to the two of them, to stop listening bro the hype, and try to make it somewhere else.
    I would just love to see them get better.

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  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2022 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #110

    Ive opted for the Leeds v Chelsea game, ile be happy with a draw, no winners, us safe

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  • carltoon

    May 11, 2022 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #111

    Ha ha I thought I was disagreeing with you, I must have read your post wrongly.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #112

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party – Quite simple really but if ASM applied himself and maximised his own ability then he wouldn’t be playing for us, he’d be at one of the top clubs in the world actually doing what Mane does for Liverpool. The reason he isn’t doing that is because he’s not as good as Mane, despite what he apparently said to French media.

    But just because he’s not as good as Mane, doesn’t mean he should attract as much flak in my opinion. He’s still more of a threat than any other winger we have.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #113

    Carltoon

    Jail thought the same,it made sense to me 😆

    I just meant, if ASM had a footballing brain,he could be world class..

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  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2022 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #114

    Leeds 1-0 down

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  • The Prince's Mate

    May 11, 2022 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #115

    Too easy for Chewlsee

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #116

    Leeds one doon 😀

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  • The Prince's Mate

    May 11, 2022 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #117

    WLToon, citeh game doesn’t ko till 8.15

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  • Mund

    May 11, 2022 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #118

    Mavericks sadly don’t have a footballing brain and that’s why we call them mavericks.

    I don’t expect Maxi to adjust and become the player we hope he can be but I’d say if it was a choice? I’d stick with him for another season or at least until January.

    If anyone can transform Maxi its Eddie and his team. If he can transform Big Joe in the way that he has, then anything is possible.

    In Eddie We Trust

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  • Ashingtoon62

    May 11, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #119

    When’s Longstaffe’s contract up,anyone know?

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  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #120

    TPM,

    Leeds could be 2 down by then

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