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Newcastle United: Fans erupt over Craig Hope’s Sean Longstaff claim

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Lots of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to vent their anger at the latest transfer claim to emerge from the Daily Mail’s Craig Hope. 

According to the north-east football correspondent, there is the belief among some clubs that Newcastle have put a £10m price tag on their midfielder, Sean Longstaff.

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Hope has revealed there is interest in the 23-year-old being shown by Rafael Benitez’s Everton and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton this summer.

The midfielder is now into the final year of his contract on Tyneside, which leaves the Magpies at risk of losing him for free next summer.

Toon fans flocked to the tweet from Craig Hope to share their thoughts on how the 23-year-old has ended up with his future at the club in doubt.

What exactly did these Newcastle fans have to say?

“Absolute disgrace if we let either Longstaff go on a permanent deal. Sean should be starting ahead of Shelvey and under a competent manager could be a cracking player as we all saw he was under Rafa.”

“It’s absolutely criminal how far his stock has fallen since Rafa left.”
“He was valued at 50m under Rafa and Bruce has ruined him. 10 million is pathetic, we will never be able to replace him with that in this day.”
“This is actually incredibly tragic Not being developed And having it out with a Manager who disrespects himself and his brother”
“Ridiculous”
“10mil? What about the rest of it?”

Longstaff made 22 appearances last season in under Steve Bruce, while his brother Matty featured even less often with just five appearances in the league – his future is also being questioned.

Going by the reaction of these Toon fans, it seems apparent they are incredibly disappointed by the lack of development they feel Sean Longstaff has seen since the departure of Benitez.

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