Date: 11th July 2019 at 2:30pm
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Newcastle midfielder is on the verge of signing for Manchester United, according to the Guardian.

The newspaper claims that Longstaff, 21, is close to joining , Mohamed Diame and Rafa in exiting St James’ Park this summer with a move to edging nearer.

journalist Kaveh Solhekol reported on Wednesday night that “high-level talks” had been held between Newcastle and Man United in regards to Longstaff’s future last weekend.

It would now seem as though there’s been a breakthrough in those talks, based on this update by the Guardian.

OPINION

It’s been body blow after body blow for Newcastle United supporters this summer with Longstaff now set to join the ever-growing list of departures at St James’ Park. Steve Bruce’s reportedly imminent appointment as Benitez’s replacement is bad news as it is, but to have that coupled with the exit of the club’s best young player is a sickener. Longstaff only made nine Premier League appearances for last before an injury ended his campaign early, but in those nine appearances, he featured in four wins and endeared himself to with his imperious midfield performances. Manchester United are getting a good young player in Longstaff but there have to be worries about whether or not he will even get a game at Old Trafford. Longstaff’s development is better served at St James’ Park, but with the mess that the Tyneside club is in, no one can be blamed for jumping ship.