Newcastle United have reportedly set their price tag for midfielder Sean Longstaff, who is wanted by Southampton and Everton.
According to the Daily Mail, the Magpies only want £10million for his services.
It’s an important summer for Longstaff, with his contract set to expire next year. Therefore, Newcastle either need to cash in on him now or hand him a new deal.
And all the signs suggest that they will try and move him on.
On Tuesday the Daily Mail named Longstaff as one of multiple players who the club are willing to sell, alongside Jeff Hendrick, Ciaran Clark and Fabian Schar.
Some fans were very angry about talk of Schar leaving, while there was also a lot of support for keeping Longstaff at the club.
Sean Longstaff price tag has dropped dramatically in two years
In the summer of 2019, Longstaff nearly left St James’ Park. After some incredible breakthrough performances, the midfielder was a target for Manchester United.
Two years later and Longstaff is now valued at £40million less. It sums up his past two seasons.
Longstaff has really struggled under Steve Bruce, never looking the same as he did under Rafa Benitez. Unsurprisingly, the Spaniard now wants him at Everton.
And if you were Longstaff, it would be hard to ignore the possibility of a Rafa Benitez reunion.
It was under Benitez where Longstaff played his best football, where he was dubbed a £50million player and a future England international.
Right now he’s only valued at £10million, and can barely get in the Newcastle team. What a difference 24 months make…