Friday , October 25 2019

Newcastle set to offer new contract to Matty Longstaff – but brother Sean is stalling

Newcastle set to offer new contract to Matty Longstaff after his debut goal against Man United… while they also remain locked in talks with his brother Sean – a £50m Old Trafford target

  • Matty Longstaff burst onto the scene with a goal on his Premier League debut
  • After netting winner against United, Newcastle are set to offer him new contract 
  • Sean was a target for United in the summer but they baulked at £50million fee 

Newcastle United will offer a new contract to Matty Longstaff in the coming days but remain at an impasse over a deal for his brother Sean. 

Matty Longstaff, 19, who made a big impression on his Premier League debut by scoring the winner against Manchester United, is out of contract in the summer and has been in discussions with Newcastle over a prospective new five-year deal.

However, it is understood talks have not been progressing as well with his more experienced brother Sean as Newcastle look to tie him down to a six-year deal on improved terms.

(L-R) Sean and Matty Longstaff have impressed at Newcastle and are in talks over new deals

Matty (right) scored the winner on his debut against Man United and is set to be rewarded

Matty (right) scored the winner on his debut against Man United and is set to be rewarded

The 21-year-old Sean is under contract until 2022 but Newcastle recognise his improvement merits reward particularly as he remains a big-money transfer target for Manchester United.

The Old Trafford club initially baulked at Newcastle’s £50million-plus valuation in the summer yet retain interest in signing the composed playmaker though he has still to be capped at Under-21 level.

The elder of the two brothers was poised for a call-up at the end of last season prior to picking up a knee ligament injury. He has returned to fitness well this season and England U21 coach Aidy Boothroyd is monitoring his progress, as well as the emergence of Matty.

The midfield pair are expected to retain their places in Newcastle’s starting line-up to face Chelsea this weekend.

Chelsea have fitness concerns over N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Andreas Christensen, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic.

Talks with his older brother Sean, though, are ongoing while Manchester United are still keen

Talks with his older brother Sean, though, are ongoing while Manchester United are still keen

United wanted Sean (left) in the summer but baulked at Newcastle's £50million asking price

United wanted Sean (left) in the summer but baulked at Newcastle’s £50million asking price