Manchester United have been alerted by Matty Longstaff’s contract situation at Newcastle United as manager Steve Bruce admits he is concerned.
United tried to sign the older Longstaff, Sean in the summer but were put off by Newcastle’s huge transfer fee.
The Red Devils felt that the asking price was too high. It was rumored to be anywhere from 25 to 50 million pounds. That was deemed too much for a player with so little experience.
This season has seen Sean’s younger brother Matty burst onto the scene. He announced himself by scoring the winning goal against Manchester United on his Premier League debut.
Both brothers have gone on to cement their places in Steve Bruce’s side. They are now regulars in the Newcastle lineup and attracting attention from potential suitors.
Bruce and Newcastle are concerned though, as they have tried to tie the pair down to long term deals. But as yet they have failed to convince the pair that their futures lie at St. James’ Park.
Sean has two and a half years on his deal, but Matty’s expires this summer.
In an interview reported by Goal, Bruce is unconvincingly hopeful.
“Look, we always want to keep your best young players.”
“Let’s hope they both get tied up.”
“It’s a concern for us all, of course, it is. I hope we can get that tied up, I really do.”
“They’ve got the power these days, the players.”
“We see it often now with young players as well, I hope there’s a bit of common sense.
It appears United are not the only ones keeping tabs on the situation.