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Newcastle reject loan bid for Longstaff

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Newcastle United have rejected a loan bid from League Two side Bury for midfielder Matty Longstaff, according to reliable journalist Lee Ryder.

The journalist – who reports on the Magpies for the Chronicle – revealed via his personal Twitter account that United had knocked back Bury’s approach for the 18-year-old, who has made 17 appearances in all competitions this season.

The highly-rated midfielder penned a new two-year deal in the summer, and has been playing for the club’s reserve side this season.


It is rather odd that Newcastle have rejected Bury’s approach to sign the younger Longstaff brother on loan – especially on deadline day. Moving to the fourth-tier side is the best thing he could do at this stage in his career, so it is strange to see the club knock back their offer. What good is it going to do by keeping Longstaff at the club? Allowing him to have first team opportunities at his age is the most logical thing to as it could really help his development, but for some reason, Newcastle have decided against it. Longstaff no doubt has the potential to be a great player at the club, just like his brother has done in recent times, but he needs valuable experience in order to do that. United need to change their stance on Longstaff before the deadline approaches, otherwise he will have to wait until the summer to get a much-needed move.

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