West Bromwich Albion are believed to be one of a number of teams keen on signing Newcastle United midfielder Matt Longstaff on loan [Chronicle].
The Lowdown: Baggies prepare for 2021/22 title challenge
Moving into 2021/22, the Baggies will undoubtedly be eyeing up a Sky Bet Championship title charge as they look to bounce back from relegation in a positive manner.
However, could the energetic 21-year-old Geordie be the first Hawthorns import this summer following recent reports?
Would Longstaff be a good signing for West Bromwich Albion?
The Latest: West Brom eye Longstaff; numerous other teams interested
As it stands, West Brom are said to be interested in a loan swoop for Longstaff, who is available for a temporary move away from St James’ Park [Chronicle].
Manager Steve Bruce is set to let Longstaff explore regular first team football next season – he has admiration from Belgian side Anderlecht, accompanied by Norwich City, Middlesbrough and the West Midlands club [Chronicle].
Serie A outfit Udinese were also monitoring his situation heavily last summer [talkSPORT].
The Verdict: Longstaff would be an excellent addition to the Baggies
In need of some fresh impetus heading into the forthcoming campaign, Longstaff would be a shrewd addition for West Bromwich Albion.
Labelled as ‘terrific’ by former Newcastle United star Malcolm McDonald [Chronicle], he burst into prominence owing to a stunning strike from outside the box for the Magpies in a famous 1-0 triumph over Manchester United in 2019 [BBC].
Only making five senior appearances on Tyneside in 2020/21 [Transfermarkt], a move to the second tier could be the perfect tonic for the youngster after an injury hit season with his parent club.
West Bromwich Albion should be doing all they can to get the deal over the line.
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