Manchester United stunned by Newcastle's £50m asking price for midfielder Sean Longstaff

Jose Verdugo
Julio 13, 2019

Manchester United are rumoured to be facing competition from Premier League champions Manchester City in the race to sign Maguire.

As per a report from Sky Sports News, though Sean Longstaff remains committed to Newcastle, the youngster is nevertheless keen to open discussions with Manchester United over a potential move to Old Trafford.

And it is now claimed that Longstaff has no intention of forcing his way out of St James' Park, despite the interest from the Red Devils.

Longstaff is a product of the Newcastle United academy and broke through the senior team in December previous year, after having had two successful loan stints at Kilmarnock and Blackpool.

The 21-year-old emerged as a surprise target for Manchester United after breaking into the Newcastle first-team last season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate to add to his midfield options this summer.

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The 21-year-old enjoyed a breakout season last term, after arriving back from a full year on loan in League One with Blackpool.

If Newcastle refuse to compromise over Longstaff, who is under contract until 2022 after signing an extension in December, United are prepared to move on to other targets.

United chief Ed Woodward was quoted the astronomical fee in negotiations with Newcastle's managing director Lee Charnley at the weekend.

United are reluctant to go above £20m and the two clubs are so far apart on valuation that they may now pull out of the deal.

The Tyneside outfit have slapped an outrageous £50 million price tag on Longstaff, having seen Manchester United shell out a similar fee to sign Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace this summer.

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