Date: 8th August 2019 at 12:00pm
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Premier League heavyweights 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, Ed Woodward and co. are expected to have to spend £50million more in a year’s time to finally bring the Englishman to .

OPINION

If 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 and Harry Maguire 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, Bruce’s side look set to get a big windfall from Longstaff’s sale at some point in the future.