Newcastle United supporters have been making all the noise in the Transfer Tavern in recent weeks following their side’s resurgence in form.
The North East giants suffered successive defeats upon their return to the Premier League to suggest that a very tough season was to follow, but the Magpies have since picked up three consecutive victories to propel themselves up to fourth in the division.
Rafa Benitez’s men eased past West Ham before narrowly beating Swansea City and Stoke City, the latter a 2-1 win at St James’ Park on Saturday thanks to Jamaal Lascelles’ second-half header.
And although things are certainly looking up at Newcastle, recent reports suggest that they could be facing a battle to keep starlet Sean Longstaff in the coming transfer windows.
The 19-year-old is currently playing his trade on loan at League One side Blackpool, and has bagged four goals and laid on three assists in just six league matches to underline his importance to Gary Bowyer’s side, as well as his undoubted talent and potential.
And it’s that form which has reportedly attracted the interest of other Premier League outfits, leaving Newcastle with a likely battle to retain his services in windows to come.
Nonetheless, here are THREE reasons why the North East giants simply must keep the midfield starlet…
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