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.
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.
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.
Will the Longstaffs stay or go?
My only surprise is that people are surprised 🤷♂️ typical of the regime unfortunately, will never change until we’re rid of FCB😡
— Scott Smith (@ScottyDog4410) February 3, 2020
Looks like hes off
— Paul Nisbet (@nezzy1986) February 3, 2020
— David Short (@davidshort63) February 3, 2020
Why mess around the young local lad .both boys have done well. They deserve a,decent contract .to help build the future of NUFC
— jim barrett (@jimbarrett17) February 3, 2020
Get yourself away matty lad this club is going nowhere 👌 If you can’t get in ahead of bentaleb then something is clearly wrong 😤 #nufc
— PAUL (@nufcneverdies) February 3, 2020
Should’ve been done months ago , when he broke into 1st team , only charnley to blame once again
— Benbob10 (@ben_bob10) February 3, 2020
He should leave if has any ambition in him. If club seriously wanted him tied down, would of happened by now
— Jay Murray (@jaymurray1990) February 3, 2020