Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff could be set for a St James’ Park exit; as Udinese have re-ignited their interest in his services [Football League World via Corriero Dello Sport].
The Lowdown: Squad re-shaping begins on Tyneside
As Steve Bruce’s men gear up for the 2021/22 Premier League season, they have been linked with moves for the likes Matt Grimes and Nat Phillips, but potential departures will also come to the forefront soon.
Toon icon Andy Carroll and winger Christian Atsu are expected to leave following the Premier League released list update earlier this month [Chronicle].
21-year-old Matty Longstaff could be next to depart the North-East giants after this latest development.
Should NUFC let Longstaff leave St James' Park?
The Latest: Udinese re-ignite their interest in Longstaff
Serie A side Udinese have once again expressed an attraction towards the box to box midfielder [Football League World].
Recently, Derby County have also been monitoring the situation as they look to rebuild for 2021/22 [Derby Telegraph].
The Verdict: Losing Longstaff would be a blow
Undoubtedly, losing one of their premium young talents would be a bitter blow for everyone associated with Newcastle United.
Enduring an injury ravaged 2020/21, the willing runner only managed to complete five appearances for the Toon [Transfermarkt].
Seemingly out of favour under Bruce, he still managed to complete an average of 1.2 successful dribbles per game, showing his propensity to progress the ball up the pitch, something Bruce’s side struggled to do [WhoScored].
Once labelled ‘outstanding’ by brother Sean Longstaff [GIVEMESPORT], he gained notoriety on Tyneside after his iconic goal against Manchester United in the 2019/20 campaign, helping the Geordies to a 1-0 triumph [BBC].
While he failed to make a significant impact this term, Newcastle United would be losing a very talented individual if they were to sell him on.
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