Manchester United are keen on a summer move for Newcastle United prospect Sean Longstaff, according to Sky Sports, and Magpies fans have been quick to react on Twitter.
The outlet say he fits the transfer mould for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Old Trafford boss keen on adding young, home-grown talent to his squad that he can develop into trophy winners.
For their part, the Magpies say he is not for sale and have not yet been contacted by the Manchester club about a potential move.
Longstaff burst onto the Newcastle scene this season, making a string of impressive English Premier League appearances between December and February before suffering a season-ending injury.
Coming through the club’s academy system, fans feel he has massive potential and is the kind of player that can be built around in seasons to come.
Loose cannon or vital cog in the Newcastle’s machine? The Magpie Channel think it would be a mistake to sell the player in the video below…
There is nonetheless concern that the decision makers at Newcastle could be tempted to cash in on his talent rather than invest in his future.
These supporters have taken to Twitter this week to share their thoughts on potentially selling the 21-year-old…
— Cola (@Percycola) May 17, 2019
July 25th – Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Leroy Fer on a free transfer following his release from Swansea City.
— Tommy Longworth 💻🎙📝 (@Tommy_Longworth) May 18, 2019
The "Longstaff to Man Utd" rumour felt very fanciful, but even so, this already feels like being a bit of a long summer #nufc
— Charles Crook (@chlcrk) May 17, 2019
Until an offer of say 50m comes in and fat mikes looks at the offer and decides he could use it to buy another failing business
— Carl Sanderson (@nufcsando) May 17, 2019
Let’s be honest. If Man United come in with big money for Longstaff he’ll be off. It’s the Ashley way. #nufc
— Kris (@Kris1892) May 17, 2019
Man Utd definitely see Sean Longstaff as the long-term Michael Carrick replacement. I’d be surprised if he left this Summer, but shocked if he doesn’t within the next couple of years #NUFC
— Callum Irving (@NUFCIrving1010) May 17, 2019
Manchester United wants the great Sean Longstaff but lets make it clear: I wont take £200M+Pogba for him. This boy should never leave the club, money or not, he is too good for them and Rafa got big things to do with him #NUFC pic.twitter.com/NoB1w8Dvys
— ?LeLockdownFootball? (@LockdownFBall) May 17, 2019
£20 million for Longstaff? I wouldn’t accept £40 million.
Move along Man U. #nufc
— Toon Army Syracuse (@ToonArmyCNY) May 18, 2019
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