Man United-linked Sean Longstaff provides update on Newcastle future

Longstaff’s breakout season

Sean Longstaff is a product of Newcastle United’s youth system.

The 21-year-old has made 46 appearances for Newcastle’s under-23 side, in which he scored nine and assisted nine.

After impressing at youth level, Rafa Benitez promoted Longstaff to the Magpies’ senior side during the 2018/19 season.

Longstaff would make nine Premier League appearances this past campaign.

The midfielder was starting to show his quality and looked like he could become a regular starter for the North East outfit.

Unfortunately, Longstaff was injured in early March and is still recovering from said injury.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Newcastle United at Amex Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Longstaff future update

Despite having only played 13 senior games for Newcastle, Longstaff appears to have caught the attention of one of the PL’s biggest clubs.

Back in May, Sky Sports reported that Manchester United were showing an interest in the young Newcastle midfielder.

However, Longstaff has since dealt United a big blow in any potential transfer hunt.

In a recent interview, Longstaff admitted that though he is flattered by being linked with big clubs, he is also ‘100%’ focused on Newcastle:

“It just shows how far I’ve come.                    

“If someone told us at the start of the season that by the end of it you’d be linked with these teams I’d have laughed at them but it’s nice, it’s flattering.

“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.

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