Craig Hope has claimed that Matty Longstaff has not trained with Newcastle United this week with his future at St. James’ Park uncertain.
Hope claims that the 20-year-old has a thigh strain, but he is expected to return to first-team training by Steve Bruce in the ‘coming days’.
Longstaff’s contract expires at the end of this month, and he has an offer from Udinese to move to Italy and earn around £30,000 per week.
Newcastle have raised their offer to just over £20,000 per week, but he has not signed the contract yet.
There are fears from those on Tyneside that Longstaff’s move to Udinese will see him become a Watford player because the Pozzo family own both clubs.
Should Longstaff accept this offer from Newcastle?
Yes, I would love him to stay
No, it is his choice
Newcastle have made a reasonable offer to Sean Longstaff’s younger brother, considering he has only made seven Premier League appearances for the club.
However, in those seven games, he has scored two goals against Manchester United, including the winner on his debut for the Toon.
Longstaff’s contract situation has been ongoing for a while now, and this offer from Udinese is more than 30 times what he is currently on, so understandably it is an intriguing offer.
Longstaff has made 13 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle this season, and his two league goals do make him the Toon’s joint-second top goalscorer; however, does he really warrant £30,000 per week from just seven Premier League appearances?
We hope that he decides to take the Toon’s offer to remain with Newcastle.