As per the report, the journalist writes that the Tyneside club’s proposed new owners must hire St. James’ Park legend Alan Shearer and ‘tap into the tyros of the Tyne.’
Indeed, Winter is talking about the youngsters currently at the Magpies, including brothers Sean and Matty Longstaff, and claimed that too much talent has been allowed to leave the city. He added that if the deal between the Saudi-led consortium and Mike Ashley does go through, then it must be the former’s priority to keep hold of their young talent.
22-year old Sean Longstaff has made 26 appearances in all competitions this season so far, scoring one goal and making two assists, whereas 20-year old Matty has played in 13 games, netting three times, according to Transfermarkt.
Who is the better footballer?
These members of the Toon faithful reacted to the feature on Twitter:
Ashley sold for a pittance.. look at some of their values now
— Micky Clark (@MickyClark6) May 25, 2020
They need to actually buy the club first and foremost
— Dayle ‘Approved Soon’ Barron (@DayleBarron) May 25, 2020
No point , theyade their feelings known, now that we have more money, they suddenly want to negotiate again ….please get rid …Geordie or no Geordie … We can get better class players … These two are rubbish …in comparison to top 6 midfielders … when will be our aim
— Ahmed g (@Ahmedg40374688) May 25, 2020
The new regime must focus long term and create a environment where #NUFC can develop homegrown talent. Coaching is everything. Look at the difference between Sean Longstaff under Rafa and then under Bruce.
— Sir Jack (@oinkbaamoo) May 25, 2020
Sean is bang average but Matty is definitely a keeper.
— Mabel1984NUFC (@Mabel19841) May 25, 2020
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