According to Football Insider, Everton are keeping tabs on Newcastle’s teenage starlet Matty Longstaff as he nears the end of his current contract.
The 20-year-old and his brother have made waves during their time at Newcastle, with the youngest opening up his senior scoring portfolio with the club earlier this season.
Longstaff’s stunning goal against Manchester United on his debut put him on the map and he has since attracted interest from other English and European clubs (per TEAMtalk via Shields Gazette). The latest side to earmark the youngster is Everton, who are reportedly eyeing up a bargain move to bring him to Goodison Park.
The midfielder is currently in a stand-off with the Magpies, who so far haven’t been willing to meet his requirements and offer him a new contract. If Longstaff becomes a free agent in the summer, the Toffees could snap up the young talent for a nominal fee of just £400,000.
Should Everton poach the rising star from St. James’ Park, he could help bring a new dynamic to Carlo Ancelotti’s struggling midfield. So far this campaign, the Toffees have created just four goal contributions in the Premier League from the middle of the park (via Transfermarkt), which simply isn’t good enough for a side who should be challenging for the top six next term.
Would you like to see Matty Longstaff at Everton next season?
If Newcastle can’t find a way that suits them to tie down Longstaff, he could really find his feet in a team like Everton who are in an exciting transitional period. Teamed up with other young talent who Ancelotti has put faith into – like Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies and Mason Holgate – the 20-year-old could establish himself as a top class midfielder at Goodison Park.
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