Longstaff’s debut season
Sean Longstaff was thrust into Newcastle’s first-team during the 2018/19 season.
The young midfielder was thrown straight in at the deep end, making his Premier League debut from the bench in Newcastle’s 4-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Longstaff would then be given his first Premier League start for the Magpies vs Chelsea.
In total, Longstaff made nine Premier League appearances throughout 2018/19, before suffering an injury.
Longstaff has since revealed that he is still trying to get fit ahead of the new season:
“I just keep my head down. I am just trying to get fit – that’s all I can focus on. I am still a Newcastle United player.
“I want to get back on the pitch as soon as I can. That is what I am looking forward to doing.
“I make more and more progress everyday, that’s all I look forward to. I can’t wait to get on the pitch and impress the new boss.” As quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
Longstaff on Man United links
In the same interview, Longstaff spoke out about being linked with Manchester United.
Newcastle are said to value the 21-year-old at around £50m.
It was previously reported that Longstaff was considering his future with Newcastle, due to Rafael Benitez leaving.
However, when speaking about the speculation surrounding his future, Longstaff didn’t sound that eager to leave the club:
“If somebody had said to be me a year ago I would be in this position, I would probably have laughed at them.
“This time last year I was deciding whether to go to League One (Portsmouth) on loan. A year on, you are seeing your name linked with one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“For me, it is all a positive really. It gives you even more confidence. When I was in for a short amount of time people took notice of me. It is flattering but my job is at Newcastle.” As quoted by the Manchester Evening News.