Matty Longstaff reportedly wants to leave Newcastle United once the summer transfer window opens.
The Lowdown: Longstaff barely featured
Longstaff barely featured in the senior team under Steve Bruce in the 2020/21 term, playing in a mere five games in total in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).
Should Newcastle start Longstaff?
With the likes of his brother Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey ahead of him in the pecking order in the middle of the park, it is hard to see how he will get much game time once again going into the new season.
The Latest: Longstaff wants to leave
As per Football Insider, Longstaff will tell chiefs at St. James’ Park that he wants to leave in the summer.
A source from the North East club has claimed that the central midfield player is ‘frustrated’ over how he was used on Tyneside in the last campaign, although he will not hand in an official transfer request.
Instead, Longstaff, who currently earns £24,000-per-week with the Magpies, will ask them to let him go if a suitable bid comes in for him once the market opens.
The Verdict: Longstaff should go
In order to further his footballing career, Longstaff should leave the Toon, as there are clearly no guarantees that he will get regular game time if he stayed.
At 21 years of age and being English as well, NUFC could demand a decent fee for him, which would add to their transfer kitty in the summer.
Nonetheless, a move away for Longstaff would suit all parties involved, although a suitable replacement must be lined up if a deal were to go through.
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