According to the latest reports, Premier League giants Manchester United are preparing a deal to sign Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff in the summer transfer window as the Magpies are allowing the English star to leave the club.
The Red Devils endured quite a tumultuous season in the Premier League as they finished in sixth place without any real chance of fighting for silverware. But after the sacking of Jose Mourinho back in December, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken over and tipped to guide the club to success over the next few years.
But Solskjaer has plenty of work to be done if he needs to win silverware on a regular basis and get the 20-time Premier League winners back to the summit of English football. The 46-year-old Norwegian manager has already recruited Daniel James and Aaron Wan Bissaka to improve his squad but the spending spree does not end there for Solskjaer.
Recent reports claim that the 20-time Premier League champions are eyeing up a swoop for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff over the next few weeks.
Following the departure of Marouane Fellaini to China back in the January transfer window and the loss of Ander Herrera to Paris Saint Germain in the summer, United are running short on midfield options. Even the speculation revolving Paul Pogba makes it uncertain if the French World Cup-winning midfielder would remain at the Theatre of Dreams or not.
United are now keen on bringing Longstaff to Old Trafford in a £20 million bid but the Magpies believe that their prized asset is valued around £50 million. Longstaff broke into the starting eleven for Newcastle United towards the back end of the season and put in some impressive displays for Rafa Benitez which attracted interest from Solskjaer’s United.
The 21-year-old star picked up an injury which ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign, however, Newcastle now believes that there is nothing they can do from stopping Longstaff join United and are mentally prepared to allow him to leave the club.
Longstaff is still relatively young at I think only Manchester United are interested in his services which means that he does not really have a big reputation or has made enough impact for the big clubs to come swooping in. Longstaff would suit Solskjaer’s plans but there are better options available in the transfer market.