Matty Longstaff is still on a development contract and could be available for a cut-price fee when his deal expires next June.
Due to it not being a professional contract, other clubs would only have to pay the Magpies a compensation fee of £400,000, and that has sparked a reaction from the fanbase.
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Some supporters are concerned at the prospect of losing him on the cheap and have urged the club to sign him onto a new contract as soon as possible, as the 20-year-old has impressed since coming into the side.
Steve Bruce made the bold call to hand him his Premier League debut against Manchester United earlier this season, but he repaid the faith by scoring a fabulous winning goal.
It would not be surprising if there were several clubs already interested given his potential, and such a prospect has cause a little bit of worry to grow amongst the fans, who have taken a likeness to the England U20 international.
Here are some of the reactions to the news.
here we go again
— Derek (@DekaT42) November 13, 2019
Get him signed up now.
— Gryph Lane 🏳️🌈🇪🇺 (@MxGryphLane) November 13, 2019
Earning potential far higher staying in the PL. would be mad to leave when he’s getting game time to join a Spanish or Portuguese team’s under 21s.
— Tommy (@tomcowey) November 13, 2019
How many times over the years have we seen this good young talent aloud to leave ! Sign him he’s got great potential has all the natural ingredients and a great attitude and he’s Geordie 👍
— Tony Cornfoot (@Tonyc1234) November 13, 2019
Well done tell them all he’s available for that,his head won’t get turned at all
— John Paul Nagle (@Nagser82) November 13, 2019
I’d love to keep him but hes had 1 good game!
— Richard Winn (@RichardWinn85) November 13, 2019