Manchester United need to shore up their midfield in what has to be a busy summer for the Red Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to sign young, British talents in an effort to turn things around at Old Trafford. Adding Daniel James was a good start – although the club need to push on and bring in more faces.
One player who has been rumoured to be Old Trafford-bound is Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff. We covered a story from the Daily Mirror yesterday, in which it was claimed the Reds were ‘closing in’ on the 21-year-old’s signature in a deal worth £25million…
Well today, Sky Sports News’ Keith Downie has given us another update – and he states that Newcastle have had ‘no contact’ (presumably from United or elsewhere), for Longstaff.
The 21-year-old suffered a nasty-looking injury in the second-half of the season and I don’t think he’ll be ready to play come the Premier League’s opening day – which may be a telling factor in the Longstaff saga.
Perhaps it wouldn’t be the worst idea to let him continue his rehabilitation at Newcastle, and maybe move for him in either the January window or possibly even next summer.
Sure, his price may go up but at least then you know Longstaff has fully recovered from the injury. Moving to a new club and not featuring in pre-season only increases the risk of flopping – and that’s something the 20-time Premier League champions simply have to avoid at this point.