Date: 23rd July 2019 at 12:11pm
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Manchester are set to table a new bid worth £30million for United midfielder , according to the Mirror.

The newspaper claims that although Newcastle value the 21-year-old at £50million, Man United believe that £30million is a more realistic price-tag for a player with just nine Premier League appearances to his name.

Longstaff made his debut for Newcastle last under the charge of , but since the Spaniard has left St James’ Park, it remains to be seen what will happen in regards to the highly-rated midfielder.

OPINION

Although Longstaff only played briefly for Newcastle last season before he suffered an , the midfielder showed glimpses that he is a really good young player who has the potential to make it very far in his career. Sure, Longstaff could play for Manchester United one day and he is bound to get an call-up at some point in the near future. However now is not the time for him to leave St James’ Park, especially to join a team where he might struggle for game-time. Although Benitez was reluctant to use Longstaff in his senior squad, he did eventually and it was clear that the 21-year-old was ’ best option in the centre of the park. If he stays, Bruce will surely start him in the bulk of games next season and help him develop into the player that everyone is tipping him to be. If he goes to now, at this stage of his career, he might be no more than a squad player who gets game-time off the bench and in cup games.