Everton are monitoring Matty Longstaff’s contract situation at Newcastle United as they aim to swoop in for his services.
The delayed takeover of Newcastle United is starting to complicate things on Tyneside. Summer is right around the corner and a lot of internal and external business matters need to be addressed and resolved in an accelerated manner.
The club’s prospective owners are looking to hire Mauricio Pochettino to lead the team in this new era, they are hoping to sign some notable players to upgrade the overall quality of the squad, and they have multiple internal contracts to assess and complete.
One of those internal contracts involves the Magpies’ rising star Matty Longstaff. The 20-year-old broke into the first team this season and has exceeded expectations in the seven Premier League appearances he made. Moreover, Longstaff also played an integral role for the club in the FA Cup.
His performances this season have caught the attention of eight clubs across Europe, but a new report claims that Everton have stepped up their interest in Longstaff. Carlo Ancelotti is an admirer of the England Under-20 international and would like to have him at Goodison Park next season.
It would be devastating to see an exciting prospect who came through the Newcastle United academy develop into a great player elsewhere. A recent report did claim that Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his partners plan to resolve Longstaff’s contract situation immediately, but they need the Premier League to approve the takeover before any action can be taken.
Convincing Longstaff to stay at Newcastle United should not be difficult seeing that he is a local lad playing for his boyhood club, but a move to Everton would allow him to continue making a name for himself in the Premier League. All in all, the Magpies cannot let him walk. He is a promising midfielder who has the potential to play for England in the near future.
As mentioned in an article earlier this week, the would-be owners have a few other expiring contracts and loan deals they need to finalize before the end of the season. If no immediate action is taken, key players, such as Javier Manquillo and Jetro Willems, will be suiting up for different clubs next term.