As per the outlet, the central midfield player is destined for a move to the Italian outfit as things currently stand at the moment, as the Tyneside club have reportedly made their final offer to the player in a last-ditch attempt to sign him up.
Would Longstaff be a miss for Newcastle after the takeover?
Longstaff is set to be out of contract in the North East after the 2019/20 season ends and, being a home grown talent and having broke through into the first team in this campaign, Steve Bruce amongst other members of the Toon faithful seem desperate to keep him.
The 20-year old has made 13 senior appearances in all competitions so far in this term, scoring a rather handy three goals, according to Transfermarkt.
He also came off of the bench in the 2-0 home defeat against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side in the quarter-final of the FA Cup, as City will now face Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in the semi-final, with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United facing off in the other for a place in the final.
This may not be his last appearance in the famous black and white stripes as the Englishman is due to play out the rest of the season at NUFC, but it could indeed be one of his last ever showings at St. James’ Park given his proposed move to Italy.
Fans would surely want to give him a proper send off if he does eventually make the move, but Longstaff may not even get that if supporters are still no longer allowed to enter their respective stadiums.
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