Former Newcastle United defender Steve Howey doesn’t want Sean Longstaff to leave St James’ Park this summer.
The Mail Online reported that Longstaff has an asking price of £10million and that Everton are interested in his signature.
The 23-year-old has featured under Everton manager Rafa Benitez previously when he was the manager of Newcastle, playing 13 games in all competitions, scoring two goals and providing a further two assists.
His St. James’ Park contract expires next June, but former Newcastle player Steve Howey doesn’t want him to leave, exclusively telling Transfer Tavern: “I wouldn’t want him to go in all fairness, because he’s a young lad that’s come through the ranks, he’s from Newcastle, he’s a local lad.”
Longstaff has featured for Newcastle United at both youth and first-team level. The midfielder made two appearances for the U18s, before stepping up to make 46 appearances for the U23s, where he scored nine goals and created nine assists.
Since then, Longstaff has featured 71 times for the Newcastle first-team, scoring four goals and adding four assists.
The 23-year-old has managed just 49 minutes of Premier League football so far this season but did complete the full 90 as the Magpies were beaten on penalties by Burnley in the Carabao Cup 2nd round.
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