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Newcastle United: Sean and Matt Longstaff heading for contract talks

Newcastle United: Sean and Matt Longstaff heading for contract talks

Newcastle United are still in discussions over new deals for both Sean and Matty Longstaff, that is according to a report from The Chronicle.

The duo were both outstanding in the Magpies 1-0 win against Manchester United on Sunday, and the report suggests that the club are keen to tie both down to long-term contracts.

Older brother Sean actually only signed fresh terms with the club last December, penning a contract which runs until the summer of 2022.

But the club are keen to offer him a better contract in order to entice him to stay on Tyneside. Indeed he has become a key player for the Toon, starting in five of their eight Premier League matches so far whilst also appearing as a substitute in one (via Transfermarkt).

As for Matty, they will be keen to get a new deal in place for him as soon as possible with his current contract set to expire at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

The 19-year-old was making his debut against Manchester United but was extremely impressive, and capped it by scoring the winning goal.

He signed his first professional contract in 2018, and with it set to expire in July, it means that European clubs could agree a pre-contract with him in January if Newcastle don’t sign him up soon.

Keeping these two impressive young brothers at the club should be a priority for Newcastle United.

The club’s supporters have had little to cheer of late, with Rafa Benitez leaving and having to endure a difficult start to the campaign which has seen them win just twice.

But the Longstaff’s have been a ray of light in an otherwise gloomy period on Tyneside (it was described as one of the great moments by Martin Hardy of the Times) and the fans will have been extremely proud to see two local boys perform so well in the first-team.

Not only would signing them up on longer contracts be good business for the club on the pitch as they are good players, but it could also give the fans a lift and may get them back on side a little bit.

Indeed, it would also make financial sense as they would be tying down two assets who could be worth a lot of money (Sean himself was already touted as a £50m player by the Telegraph during the summer) to them in the next few years.

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Newcastle fans, how desperate are you to see Sean and Matty Longstaff sign new deals at the club? Let us know in the comments below…

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