According to the sports news grapevine, Manchester United is eyeing Newcastle’s midfielder, Sean Longstaff. It looks like the former is trying to add new talents during the summer transfer period. In fact, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is using this moment to rebuild the club.
However, Newcastle said that no one from United approached them. In addition, the team maintained that Longstaff is not on the market. The midfielder just signed a new contract in December that is valid until 2022.
Also, Rafael Benitez predicts a bright future for Longstaff. Many sportsbook pay per head operators expect Newcastle to offer him a new deal. That way his salary will be at par with other members of the first team.
Sean Longstaff Career with Newcastle
During his debut season in the Premier League, Longstaff made nine appearances. However, his season was cut short due to a knee ligament injury. During his debut match in February, he scored to help his team to a 2-0 win over Burnley.
Longstaff won over the local fans when he helped the Magpies win against Manchester City. It was the City’s one of four losses in the season.
PPH service providers reported United was close to signing a deal with Swansea City for Daniel James. It seemed like the club will use the summer transfer market to rebuild after a troubling season.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismissed the possibility of signing new players this summer. The club’s goal is to be in the top four. Also, they want to be part of the Champions League next season. That’s why they are looking for players who can compete in the big stage.
In addition, he said that change can’t happen overnight. Supporters are slightly concerned because new signings are overdue. However, Solskjaer has his own reasons and will look for players who can bring back the glory to Manchester United.