Manchester United have been linked with Newcastle United starlet Sean Longstaff for some time and the latest updates are intriguing.
Few days back, The Metro reported that the Red Devils are increasingly confident about signing the £30million-rated midfielder after the departure of Rafael Benitez from Tyneside.
Now, The Star have exclusively revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to secure the signing of the youngster and Man United bosses will push to get the signing done in the coming days.
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The British outlet have mentioned that the Norwegian manager has told Ed Woodward to meet Newcastle United’s asking price of £20m plus add-ons to hire the services of the 21-year-old midfielder.
Two days back, London Evening Standard reported that Manchester United believe that the the England international is keen on securing a move to Old Trafford.
Longstaff started 25 games in all competitions for the Magpies (10 games for the Premier League 2 side) in the last campaign and directly contributed in 9 goals (3 goals and 6 assists).
The English midfielder became a regular starter under the management of Benitez and he rose to fame after providing his first assist in the Premier League (in only his third start) against Man City back in January.
A month later, the youngster scored his first ever goal in the Premier League by finding the net against Burnley.
Longstaff suffered a major knee injury back in March and since then, he has been forced to watch from the sidelines.
If United do lure Longstaff then he will become the third 21-year-old (Daniel James & Wan-Bissaka) to sign for the club this summer. Solskjaer is clearly looking to invest in the future but I think that he should also look to sign proven quality players.
Personally, I’d like the Red Devils to lure someone like Bruno Fernandes, who directly contributed in 50 goals in the last campaign for Sporting CP. As per The Star, United have opened talks for the Portuguese international but their priority is to sign Longstaff.
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