Newcastle to rush through Longstaff deal in next few weeks

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are set to rush through talks with breakout midfielder Matty Longstaff, according to the Northern Echo.

The newspaper claim on their website that are keen to conclude a new deal for the 19-year-old in the next few weeks after he scored on his debut in the 1-0 win against Manchester United on Sunday.

The Northern Echo report that Longstaff could speak to foreign clubs in January should he not sign a new deal, and could leave for a small figure should he decide to do so.

Longstaff’s current development deal expires at the end of the season, with keen to avoid any potential departure.


will no doubt be raring to secure the future of Longstaff in the next month or so, especially after the effect the 19-year-old had in his full debut against Manchester United. The young midfielder looked like a man with 100 games worth of experience in the top-flight, as he fitted perfectly alongside his brother Sean both going forward and in defence against the Red Devils. The worst possible outcome for would be that Longstaff would just be allowed to walk away from St James’ Park for relatively nothing, which is why it comes as no surprise to see the club eager to get a new deal sorted and his future cemented in the North East. Bruce shouldn’t worry about Longstaff on the pitch and should reward the breakout star with consecutive Premier League starts after the international break – something which should further persuade the youngster that his future lays in the North East.

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