Sean Longstaff is being offered a new contract by Newcastle United, as reported by The Times.
The deal reportedly being offered to the 21-year-old is set to be worth around £80,000 a week – over three times the £25,000 he is believed to currently be on.
His brother Matty, whose contract is set to expire in the summer of 2020, is also in line to be handed a new deal.
Longstaff may have only started eight Premier League matches last season, coming off the bench once, as per WhoScored, but he impressed enough to become the subject of an offer from Manchester United during the summer.
He averaged 1.9 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 0.8 clearances per game throughout the campaign, while completing 0.6 key passes each match and 80.9% of the passes he attempted.
The Newcastle academy product played in the club’s first game of the season against Arsenal, but was not at his best – of all the players who started, only Martin Dubravka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a lower pass completion rate than his 69%.
Even then, he still made three tackles and won two aerial duels during the match – showing that he can still contribute when he isn’t performing at his best.
Getting Longstaff on a new contract is an important move for Newcastle and something that should be sorted as soon as possible.
The 21-year-old has already made an impact in his short time as a first-team player, so it would be great to see him playing in black and white for as long as possible.
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