Blackpool relieved to land young Newcastle midfielder ahead of 9 other clubs
Yet another loan deal has seen Sean Longstaff leave Newcastle United for Blackpool.
The 19 year old midfielder was much in demand, with 10 clubs in total reported to be trying to land him this coming season, this included Scottish Premier League clubs as well as other League One sides, as well as Blackpool.
The initial loan is for six months until 6 January 2018 and hopefully he can add to the progress he made last season when on loan at Kilmarnock, along with fellow Newcastle players Freddie Woodman and Callum Roberts.
On Monday, the Newcastle United Under 23s (reserves) played and beat Darlington 2-1, with a totally different 11 players appearing in each half for NUFC.
After the game Peter Beardsley revealed that in total he had 32 players available at reserve team level, showing the need to get a large number of the better prospects out on loan this summer to help them progress.
Sean Longstaff played in the team that contested the first half at Darlington, when Newcastle took the 2-1 lead and the score remaining the same after half-time.
Blackpool won promotions in the play-offs in May and will be playing League One football this coming season.
Blackpool FC Official Statement:
‘Highly-rated Newcastle United youngster Sean Longstaff is to join Blackpool on loan until 6 January 2018.
The midfielder, 19, has been a key component in Peter Beardsley’s under-23 side and spent the second half of last season on loan to Kilmarnock in the SPL, scoring three goals in 17 appearances.
“Sean is another exciting addition to the squad and I’m delighted that Newcastle United have allowed him to further his development with us,” manager Gary Bowyer said.
“He’s someone who made a big impression with Kilmarnock up in Scotland last season and highlighted his capabilities once again in a pre-season run-out at Darlington the other night.
“He’s very good on the ball and I’m sure he’ll contribute his fair share of goals and assists.”
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