Date: 30th June 2020 at 8:35am
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Newcastle United news Twitter account @NUFC360 caught the attention of plenty of Toon supporters recently after they posted a tweet sharing an update on the future of Matty Longstaff

This post, which cites The Mirror as the original source of this news, states that the 20-year-old Newcastle midfielder ‘still intends to sign for Udinese this summer’. This tweet from @NUFC360 then went on to state that Newcastle United ‘have made their final offer’ to the Toon academy product ‘in a last-gasp attempt’ to convince him to remain at St. James’ Park. 

After @NUFC360 relayed this information, plenty of Newcastle supporters flocked to this post to share their opinions on this update.

A lot of the Newcastle supporters who replied to this post shared that they don’t want to see Longstaff remain at the club if he doesn’t want to be there. 

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Nice easy one to start off with, which club did Newcastle United sign Shearer from in 1996?

Do you think that Matty Longstaff will be a Newcastle United player next season?

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However, some Newcastle fans shared that they would still like to see the club do what they can to keep Longstaff, explaining that they believe it would cost the Toon more money to replace him than it would to just give him a wage increase. 

One Toon fan replied to this tweet to share that they wouldn’t blame the 20-year-old for leaving St. James’ Park to earn more money elsewhere. 

Longstaff has made just seven Premier League appearances for the Toon this season after making his top-flight debut for Newcastle back in October 2019

The youngster has completed an average of 34.3 passes per Premier League game this season, maintaining a pass accuracy of 80%. Only two Newcastle players have completed more passes per Premier League game this season, while only four Newcastle players have got a higher pass success percentage than Longstaff.

With that in mind, it may be fair to say that Longstaff has contributed fairly significantly to his side’s play in the games that he has featured in this term, however, as he has started just 19% of Newcastle’s Premier League games this season, it mightn’t be too surprising to see that the midfielder is reportedly close to leaving St. James’ Park.