According to a recent report by the Telegraph, Manchester United will table a bid for Newcastle United youngster Sean Longstaff in the next 48 hours as they try to bring him to Old Trafford during the summer transfer window. The same source has revealed that the Red Devils chiefs have been impressed by the English midfielder’s performances for the Magpies in the recently concluded Premier League season.
Longstaff’s Rapid Rise At St. James’ Park
Longstaff is a product of Newcastle United’s youth system as he fought his way up the club’s junior sides before going out on loan to play for teams such as Kilmarnock and Blackpool. The North Shields-born talent finally managed to break into Rafael Benitez’s senior team last year. The English midfielder has made 26 appearances for the Tyneside outfit this term, registering three goals while providing six assists across all competitions.
At the tender age of 21, Longstaff has shown a lot of maturity with his performances at the middle of the park which has helped the Magpies avoid getting themselves involved in relegation trouble this season. However, the youngster suffered a serious knee injury back in March that could see him miss out on pre-season.
What Does The English Midfielder Offer On The Pitch?
Longstaff boasts decent pace and is a tireless worker for his team in midfield. He has already shown this season that he can be a potent goal-threat in the opposition half. Furthermore, the 21-year-old can also pick out a decisive pass in the final third.
Thus, if the Newcastle wonderkid can find a way to improve on his productivity next season, then he could become one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. The addition of a player of Longstaff’s massive potential will undoubtedly bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield options at the Theatre of Dreams.
The Norwegian manager already has Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira in his ranks so one can argue whether Man United need another promising midfielder like Longstaff in their squad.
Is Longstaff The Right Fit For Man United?
Maybe, it would be better if Man United concentrated on addressing some of their most immediate problems rather than bring in another talent for the future. Hence, Longstaff might not be the right fit for the Reds of Manchester at the moment but if he can continue making progress at St. James’ Park, then there is no doubt that he would get another chance to make a move to an elite club in the coming years.
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