Manchester United interested in signing Sean Longstaff – Sky Sports
Sean Longstaff made a massive impression this past season.
The 21 year old Geordie midfielder made his Premier League debut as a substitute at Anfield on Boxing Day and was unlucky not to score.
He then never looked back after getting his first PL start at Chelsea on 12 January 2019.
Sean Longstaff only managed eight PL starts in total before injury cruelly curtailed his season – but he continued his form when more than holding his own in midfield against the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham.
Well on the way back from injury and set to be ok for pre-season training, in March we saw The Guardian report (see below) that Tottenham have Sean Longstaff as a summer transfer target.
Now Friday morning as seen Manchester United reported as another potential destination.
Sky Sports reporting that Longstaff is under consideration as a summer transfer target as they attempt to rebuild under Solskjaer.
Their pursuit of the brilliant 19 year old Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt as been well publicised and no surprise if their plan gong forward, was to target other young promising players, especially English ones such as the Newcastle United midfielder. Buying older ‘big’ players with even bigger egos has proved to be a disaster for Man Utd, with Pogba and Sanchez leading the way.
Keith Downie covers Newcastle United for Sky Sports and he says Manchester United are interested in Sean Longstaff but at least one advantage is that he has three years left on his contract still.
Sean Longstaff already been compared to another Geordie midfielder, Michael Carrick, who is on Solskjaer’s staff.
It would be a disaster for Newcastle fans if they saw such a promising player leave and it just rubber stamps how essential it is to convince Rafa Benitez to stay.
If the manager sees no point in staying at Mike Ashley’s NUFC, why would any of the decent players?
The Mag – 28 March 2019:
With only 688 minutes of Premier League football behind him, Sean Longstaff is claimed to be a potential summer target for Tottenham.
A report on Tuesday says that Spurs have been represented at games, with the 21 year Newcastle midfielder nominated for the February Premier League player of the month.
Longstaff lost out to Sergio Aguero for that particular award.
The Geordie midfielder has impressed this season against the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Whilst the Tottenham scouting team didn’t have to go far to watch Sean Longstaff when he impressed at Wembley against Spurs, NUFC and Longstaff unlucky to lose that one 1-0.
Not surprisingly, the young midfielder has been compared to a former Geordie who turned out for Tottenham,
Spurs paid West Ham £3m for Michael Carrick back in 2004 and then made a £22m profit only two years later when selling him on to Man Utd.
Thursday’s claims have come from The Guardian, who aren’t usually at the worst end of transfer speculation.
Recent years of course have seen Tottenham bring through countless young English players, as well as recruiting them from other clubs, the likes of Alli, Trippier and Dier going on to be England regulars.
Today’s report says that it is looking like a big change of playing staff at Tottenham, including midfielders Wanyama and Eriksen potentially leaving.
The Guardian say that Spurs have been looking at young players for various positions, naming right-back Max Aarons (Norwich) and left-back Kieran Tierney (Celtic), as well as midfielders Sean Longstaff and Harvey Barnes (Leicester).
Obviously I want Newcastle United to keep their best players, especially prospects such as Sean Longstaff, but I would rather have this type of speculation than having nobody worth talking about!
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