Manchester United have been linked with Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff for quite some time.
In the past few weeks, multiple reports have suggested that the Red Devils are looking to make an offer to hire the services of the England international but there is one big difference in the latest reports i.e. the price tag.
Last month, The Metro claimed that United are confident about signing the 21-year-old midfielder after the departure of former Liverpool boss Benitez from Newcastle. It was stated that the Magpies want £30million for the player.
Now, as per the latest update provided by Sky Sports News, Man Utd are readying a move for Longstaff but Newcastle do want to hold on to him and have told that he will cost more than £50million i.e. more than what we paid to lure Wan Bissaka from Crystal Palace.
I think it is time for Solskjaer to step away and forget about signing the young midfielder.
Wan-Bissaka played a full season with the Eagles last term and more importantly, he had an impressive campaign, so, it made sense when we splashed a decent fee to lure him.
However, as far as Longstaff is concerned, he only made his first team debut last season. The youngster did impress in a few starts under Benitez but back in March, he suffered a knee injury and his campaign ended there and then.
Therefore, the value of over £50million is way too much for someone who has so far only started 8 games in the top flight of English football and is coming off from a major injury.
Do you think United should meet Newcastle’s asking price to lure Longstaff?