Throughout all the chaos at Newcastle United, talk of Sean Longstaff going to Manchester United refuses to go away.
There’s been a million and one different reports from various different sources. On the same day, one said that a deal was on the verge of completion, while another stated that Longstaff ‘categorically’ was not for sale.
But as we’ve seen in the past, every player has a price under Mike Ashley. And apparently that price is £50 million. That’s how much Newcastle want for the young midfielder.
We all know that price is way over the top, the lad has only played nine Premier League games. But the Magpies are right to try and get as much money as possible.
If he wants to go, that’s fair enough. Manchester United are a huge club. But this is the part of the report that doesn’t make any sense. Sky Sports state that Longstaff understands if the Magpies don’t want to sell him and he remains committed to the club.
Which is it? Is he committed to the club or does he want to talk to Manchester United about a move?
The 21-year-old is set to head to China for the Premier League Asia Trophy, where Newcastle take on Wolves on July 17th. Longstaff hasn’t played since he was struck down by injury away to West Ham. Could that be his last competitive game for the Toon? Hopefully not.