As per the article, both players will have to wait if they are to negotiate new deals at St. James’ Park after entering a grey area of business caused by the Magpies’ takeover situation.
Longstaff’s contract is up at the end of June, whilst Carroll required a certain amount of appearances to automatically trigger a new deal but his contract also features a clause in which the Toon can sanction a one-year extension at any stage should they please.
With a would-be board ready to take control, the decisions on both players now appear to be in the hands of others.
These NUFC supporters discussed the report on Twitter:
Carroll no. Longstaff yes. Takeover more important:-)
— David Tasker (@DavidTazGolf9) April 27, 2020
Should of delayed shelvey and ritchies 🤦🏻♂️
— paul (@toonislife) April 27, 2020
Problem is he's always in physio room!
— Mark Wallace (@wallacemark2607) April 27, 2020
Really? I wonder why?
— Mouth of the Tyne 🗣️📢 (@ToonMouthTyne) April 27, 2020
Rather keep Carroll than Ritchie, he’s useless.
— Geordie Ash (@Geordie_Ash) April 27, 2020
How many more appearances does Carroll need to get the contract if the season does restart
— Kevin Monaghan (@youngmono) April 27, 2020
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