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Scunthorpe keen on Newcastle midfielder Longstaff

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League One club Scunthorpe United are eyeing up a loan bid to sign Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff in January, according to the Chronicle.

The newspaper claims that promotion chasers Scunthorpe are lining up a move for the 20-year-old when the transfer window re-opens in the New Year.

The central midfielder is currently on loan with Blackpool until January, who are 15th-placed in League One.

It is understood that Longstaff has expressed an interest to extend his loan move with Blackpool to the end of the season due to his good form, but Newcastle could now have a decision to make as Scunthorpe wait in the wings.

Good move for Newcastle?

Newcastle should certainly allow Longstaff to continue out on loan for the second half of the season and perhaps blocking Scunthorpe’s approach might be the best solution.

The central midfielder has been tipped to be a future first teamer at St James’ Park and is currently enjoying vital experience with Blackpool.

He has been a mainstay in the starting XI and really impressed during his 22 appearances across all competitions.

Longstaff has chipped in with five goals and six assists for Blackpool, which is why allowing him to remain with the Seasiders to continue his development could be for the best.

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Likely to happen?

It seems unlikely that Scunthorpe will be able to swoop in for Newcastle United’s rising star Longstaff as the player has already expressed his desire to stay with Blackpool.

His existing loan deal is set to expire at Bloomfield Road on 6 January and it would be no surprise to see him sign a new contract with them immediately to stay until the end of the season.

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