Why Manchester United have done a U-turn on Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff

Sean Longstaff

Newcastle United have reportedly told Manchester United that they will need to make a bid of £50 million to sign Sean Longstaff.

The 21-year-old has been a midfield target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer as the Norwegian looks to rejuvenate his squad.

The Telegraph reports that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward contacted Magpies managing director Lee Charnley on Saturday to enquire about the player's availability.

However, he was left stunned by the enormous demands of the St. James’ Park club, which have been set despite the player making just nine Premier League appearances to date.

The Red Devils value the midfielder at around £18-20 million, leaving a huge distance between the two parties.

Longstaff is understood to be keen on a move to Old Trafford but Newcastle’s demands mean Solskjaer’s side may now have to focus on other targets.

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