Manchester United are once again linked with England international and Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff.
Last month, The Times reported that the Red Devils will make an official approach to hire the services of the 21-year-old from the Magpies.
Now, The Metro have revealed that Newcastle value their prized asset at £30million and United, who valued the player no more than £25million, are now willing to stretch their valuation to get the signing done.
In the last campaign, Longstaff did well under the management of Rafael Benitez.
The youngster started 8 times in the PL, scored vs the Clarets and provided a vital assist vs Pep Guardiola’s Man City to help NUFC earn all three points against the champions. After that defeat, the Citizens went on to win all their renaming league games to retain the title.
In addition, Longstaff also scored a goal against Blackburn in the FA Cup. Unfortunately, on March 2, he suffered a major knee injury against the Hammers, which ended his season.
The Toon starlet is a versatile talent, who can play in multiple midfield positions. Naturally, he is a central midfielder but Benitez also utilized him in the attacking and defensive midfield roles in the last campaign.
Now that the former Liverpool manager has left Tyneside, United believe that their chances of luring the youngster have increased (The Metro).
In your view, should United splash the cash to sign Longstaff?