Unless something changes, Matty Longstaff won’t be a Newcastle player next season.

The teenager has been one of the shining lights in a tough season for the Magpies, scoring the winner on his Premier League debut against Manchester United.

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He followed that up with another against the Red Devils on Boxing Day, then scored his third senior goal in the FA Cup win over Rochdale.

His breakout season has seen his stock rise, making Newcastle’s need to sign him up to a new contract all the more essential. His current deal expires in the summer, with the 19-year-old currently free to talk to clubs outside of England.

In quotes reported by the Chronicle, Steve Bruce has admitted that the contract situation is a ‘concern’.

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According to the Times, Matty’s contract discussions coincide with his brother Sean, whose agent claims he should be one of the club’s top earners after Manchester United’s interest.

It’s a far from ideal situation, but there’s no way we should be letting a player of Matty’s quality leave for nothing. As for Sean, he needs to raise his game if he wants to be one of the top earners at the club.

There is a growing concern that Matty will leave Newcastle, and fans can’t believe the hierarchy have let this happen. It’s ‘typical of the regime’ as one fan says, while many others have encouraged the midfielder to leave if he has any ambition.

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Will the Longstaffs stay or go?

 
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