Date: 16th June 2021 at 10:45am
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Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest news to emerge concerning Toon midfielder Matty Longstaff.

This comes after Newcastle-focused Twitter account @NUFC360 shared a post on their page relaying news originally published in an article from Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport.

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The article claims that Serie A side Udinese have once again become interested in signing Longstaff after being previously linked with him last summer.

This post then gathered a lot of replies from Toon supporters who were quick to share their thoughts on this latest update.

So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about Longstaff and this latest link with Udinese?

Give him an extension to his & loan him out, means if he impresses we can get him back or sell with a decent fee, while loaning him out in last year of his contract is no benefit to us apart from not paying his wage

“Sign him 4 years then loan him out”

“Needs a season on loan in the Championship.”

“…..and in 2 or 3 years we’ll be crying we let him go too soon. Armstrong etc.”

“We’ll sell him for peanuts and then he’ll become the next Paul Scholes at his new club. If he does go then make sure there’s a buy-back clause in his contract.”

“Disappointed to say the least.”


Looking at the replies to this post, it seems that these Newcastle fans think that perhaps moving Longstaff on from the club would be the best option.

What should Newcastle do with Matty Longstaff this summer?

Keep him in the squad for next season

Keep him in the squad for next season

Loan him out

Loan him out

Sell him

Sell him

Given how the midfielder only made five appearances for Newcastle in the Premier League this season which ultimately earned him an underwhelming overall rating of 6.29/10, ranking him one of the lowest-rated Toon players for the season according to WhoScored, perhaps moving to Udinese would be beneficial for all parties this summer, especially if the Englishman would be guaranteed regular playing time.

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