Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have found their voices in recent weeks following their side’s upturn in form.
The Magpies suffered defeats against Tottenham and Huddersfield Town to begin the Premier League season but have since then won three on the spin, the latest a 2-1 victory over Stoke City at the weekend.
A header from Jamaal Lascelles midway through the second half was enough to secure the three points for Rafa Benitez’s side, propelling them up to fourth in the table, yet some of our resident Newcastle supporters have been somewhat unsettled by a recent report from The Daily Mail.
And that’s because they suggest that several other top-flight outfits are keeping tabs on midfielder Sean Longstaff, who is currently playing his trade on loan at League One side Blackpool.
The 19-year-old came up through the youth ranks at St James’ Park but has yet to earn a senior appearance for the North East giants, instead he enjoyed a loan spell at Kilmarnock earlier in the year, netting three goals in 17 appearances for the Scottish Premiership side.
And his fine efforts there earned him a first loan spell south of the border at Blackpool, which he has so far impressed in with four goals and three assists in six league games for Gary Bowyer’s men, helping them to fourth place in League One.
And his excellent endeavours haven’t gone unnoticed either, as reports suggest that other Premier League teams are keeping tabs on Longstaff, which could leave Newcastle with much to think about over the coming months ahead of the January transfer window.
Landlord’s verdict: Newcastle United’s resurgence in recent weeks has been welcomed by many a Magpie supporter, and another one of their starlets has also made a wonderful start to the season.
Sean Longstaff has bagged four goals and laid on three assists in six League One matches for Blackpool in what is his first loan spell at an English club, underlining his capabilities at that level, as well as his adeptness to adapt to third tier football following time in Scotland last term.
And Newcastle could face a fight to keep hold of him if recent reports are anything to go by, which could give the 19-year-old something to think about with regard to his long-term prospects at St James’ Park.
Could he be offered better elsewhere?
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