Newcastle United have given an update on the immediate future of Matty Longstaff as he has reportedly agreed a short-term deal with the Tyneside club that will see him stay there until at least the end of the 2019/20 season, according to their official website.
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As per the website, Nabil Bentaleb and Danny Rose have also extended their existing contracts until the end of the campaign as they are both currently on loan from FC Schalke 04 and Tottenham Hotspur respectively, whilst Valentino Lazaro has agreed a deal in principle to stay on loan from Inter Milan until at least the end of the term, with official documentation set to be formalised and signed within the next few days.
The Magpies have also confirmed that Javier Manquillo and Andy Carroll, who were both going to be out of contract and therefore vulnerable to leave in the upcoming summer transfer window, have both signed deals for the longer term, with Manquillo set to stay for four more years and Carroll a further one.
However, Rob Elliot, Jack Colback and Jamie Sterry are not going to be so lucky, as they will all be allowed to leave come the end of their deals which will expire at the end of this month.
Other players that have been set for release are Luke Charman, Víctor Fernández, Liam Gibson and Nathan Harker.
Some members of the Toon faithful may feel that letting go of the fringe players and keeping those in the first team is a good piece of business, but the long-term future of Longstaff still remains unclear, as some NUFC supporters may be hoping that he can be persuaded to stay beyond this season.
Indeed, there has been plenty of talk surrounding the youngster, with a move to Serie A outfit Udinese reportedly on the table. It remains to be seen whether he will move to Italy or remains on Tyneside longer term.
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