The Shields Gazette had reported that Man United have failed with a last-ditch bid worth £35million for the 21-year-old, who impressed in his nine Premier League appearances for the Magpies last season.
However Ryder claimed via his personal Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that there have been no talks between Newcastle and Man United at this late stage of the summer transfer window and no offer has been received at St James’ Park.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 8, 2019
It is great news that Longstaff won’t be leaving Newcastle. The 21-year-old may have only made a handful of appearances for the North-East club last term before his season was ended by injury, but in those appearances, he proved that he is someone with a lot of potential and can be a key player at St James’ Park. Steve Bruce will no doubt see Longstaff as a crucial member of his first-team squad going into the new season and beating off this interest from Man United is something that should be praised by the supporters. With the price that young English players are moving around for now, £35million is nowhere near enough for someone of Longstaff’s potential. If he impresses again in the upcoming 2019/20 campaign then there’s no doubt that his value will be even higher next summer and again the summer after that. Newcastle would have been crazy to cash in on the midfielder now, so this is a good piece of news for everyone.