Date: 8th August 2019 at 12:00pm
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Premier League heavyweights Manchester are likely to spend £70million to sign midfielder next summer, according to The Daily Mail.

The newspaper claims that could have got the 21-year-old for just £20million this summer, but that negotiations ultimately failed.

As a result, and co. are expected to have to spend £50million more in a year’s time to finally bring the Englishman to .


If United were left bamboozled by the amount of money Newcastle were demanding for Longstaff this summer after just a handful of Premier League games, imagine the figure they’ll want in a year’s time after a full of regular first team football. It’s no surprise that it would take about £70million for the Red Devils to get their man in 12 month’s time. At the end of the day, the Manchester giants could have got a deal done for Longstaff this summer if they really wanted to. They have the cash, we’ve seen that with the Aaron Wan-Bissaka and deals. However, they balked at the money the  wanted and decided against a move. That’s why it seems slightly fanciful for The Mail to claim that United could have got the Newcastle star for just £20million this summer. How could that have been the case, when by all accounts the Magpies wanted £50million for him? Either way, Steve Bruce’s side look set to get a big windfall from Longstaff’s sale at some point in the future.