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Man United to make formal approach for Sean Longstaff this week- Telegraph

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Longstaff’s breakout season

Sean Longstaff was promoted to Newcastle’s senior side in January of 2019.

The Newcastle youth product had previously enjoyed loan spells at Blackpool and Kilmarnock.

Longstaff also made over 40 appearances for Newcastle’s under-23 side, in which he scored nine and assisted nine.

The 21-year-old was then handed his Premier League debut on the 26th of December 2018.

Longstaff came on as a sub and played 17 minutes as Newcastle lost 4-0 to Liverpool.

Rafa Benitez celebrates Newcastle win over Stoke

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at Bet365 Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Man United targeting Longstaff

Longstaff then went on to play eight more league games for Newcastle this past season.

The Englishman showed lots of promise in said games but his season was cut short after suffering a knee injury.

Despite the limited first-team experience, Longstaff appears to have caught the eye of Manchester United.

The midfielder has previously spoken out about being linked with big clubs but he did state at the time he was ‘100% focused’ on Newcastle:

“I’m massively flattered to have my name even mentioned in those conversations but like I said, I’m 100% focused on Newcastle and trying to get fit and get back in the team here.

“For me it’s nice to be have said about you and be linked with top clubs but for me, this is what I’ve always wanted to do.

“I’ve always wanted to play for Newcastle and I’ve only had a little taste of that so for me, it’s about getting fit as soon as I can and getting back on the pitch for Newcastle and making more memories of the future.” As quoted by the Evening Standard.

Now, the Telegraph is reporting that Man United will make a formal approach for Longstaff at some point this week.

The Telegraph put Longstaff’s price at somewhere around £25m.

He would also be United’s third English signing of the summer after Daniel James and Aaron-Wan-Bissaka.

 

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