The Longstaff brothers and Newcastle United supporters will be pleased to hear this update from the club’s incoming owners.
Premier League officials have been reviewing the takeover of Newcastle United for the last four weeks and this is generating anxiety among fans. According to many reports, sources close to the buying party are confident that the deal will be approved despite the latest delay. Let’s hope so… fingers crossed.
For now, we must still refer to Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Amanda Staveley and the Reuben brothers as the “would-be” owners. That being said, an interesting update regarding the Magpies’ would-be owners has emerged and it is good news for Sean and Matty Longstaff.
According to a new report, Prince Salman and his partners will make it a top priority to tie the Longstaff brothers down with long-term contracts. Sean has already agreed to an extended contract, but he would receive a better deal going forward, and his brother Matty is facing a dilemma as his contract expires in June.
Not too long ago, it was reported that eight clubs across Europe were interested in securing the services of Matty Longstaff. The youngster is a local talent and his dream is to stay at Newcastle United. Ever since his memorable debut against Manchester United, in which he scored the game-winning goal, Matty has been in fine form for the Magpies and he deserves a new contract.
Sean exceeded expectations when he was given some chances to start for Newcastle United during the 2018-19 campaign, but he has struggled with consistency in his sophomore campaign. Sean was heavily linked with Manchester United over the summer and those rumors noticeably had an impact on his overall form this season.
Despite their nerves and inconsistency, Sean and Matty have showcased their individual brilliance on multiple occasions. The Longstaff brothers have the potential to become great players in the Premier League, and they both bring unique skills and exemplary work rates to the table.
Newcastle United are currently being linked with several notable players across Europe in an effort to upgrade the team, but it is great to see the prospective owners appreciating homegrown talent. Not only would this decision to keep the Longstaff brothers be great for the squad, it would also be a great way to earn immediate praise from the Toon Army.