And it is understood that the academy product is willing to accept that he will have to remain on Tyneside this summer.
This is a rare piece of good news for Newcastle. It’s hard to imagine Longstaff hankering for a move anyway, especially so soon after breaking into the first team picture, but stranger things have happened, and there is no doubting his ability. Despite only making 12 appearances last term, his pass completion rate of 80.9%, plus hid dispossession average of just 0.8 times per match [Whoscored] mark him out as a real talent. £50 million is an extortionate amount of money, however, and it is understandable that United may not be willing to go that high for a player who is still largely unproven. If that is the case, then so be it as far as Newcastle are concerned. The Toon Army have no real desire to sell, and at the moment, it looks as if they might not have to after all. In a summer of disappointment, that would be a big win.