Matty Longstaff is one of several footballers ready to become available on a free transfer this summer, as the teenager allows his deal situation to continue.
U20 England international, who enjoyed his birthday just yesterday, broke into the first team this campaign, making his Premier League debut with the one-and-only Man United, but has had limited game time despite such an impression.
Longstaff didn’t only make his debut with Red Devils, he picked up the only goal of the match, a screamer from outside the box, and was even awarded the Man of the Match award. Matthew looked a constant threat to Man United and was unlucky not to have broken the deadlock earlier when he watched another of his strikes beat the goalkeeper only to be denied by the crossbar.
Whether his deal situation has played a part in his lack of action this term, or whether he simply is not rated as highly as his brother Sean amongst the host of rivals like Miguel Almiron, Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Richie, he doesn’t seem too disinterested in staying limited to the Toon bench.
Coach Steve Bruce has already come out to reveal that he is struggling to convince the Englishman to remain with the Magpies, which will do nothing to pour water on any speculation surrounding the teenager.