The academy graduate has struggled for regular game time in Steve Bruce’s side since first breaking into the first-team, and hopefully, this loan spell in Scotland will be good for the 21-year-old’s development.
The young midfielder failed to appear in any of Newcastle’s opening three fixtures of the 2021/22 campaign, so it was perhaps always likely that he would head out on loan, with Aberdeen the eventual beneficiaries as the Toon’s official Twitter page confirmed on Friday.
How did Newcastle fans react to Longstaff’s loan?
“Aberdeen, really? He’s finished then.”
“Club is a shambles – can’t get players in – but allowed numerous to leave permanent and leave on loan Club is a mess.”
“Great to see the squad getting actively worse than it was last season.”
“Thank you Mr Steve Bruce for destroying a promising young footballer. #BruceOut“
“Shocking decision! Never given a chance at our club, I think he’s shown enough in the games he’s played to be given a starting place, his talent would only grow and his work ethic and passion for the club was higher than most, yet we keep players on far more money who don’t care.”
“This makes no sense, whatsoever.”
“Clubs a mess. Go show them what you can do fella.”
Should Newcastle have loaned out Longstaff?
Although he has struggled for game time in the past year, you could argue that this is mainly due to the long-term injury he was recovering from last season.
Now that he is back fit, it is strange that he wasn’t given an opportunity to impress in Newcastle’s first-team, especially as it will leave Bruce short of options in the middle unless a replacement is brought in.
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