Magpies midfielder Sean Longstaff admits he is flattered to have been linked with a big-money move to Manchester United this summer. Despite having just eight Premier League starts to his name, the 21-year-old has been identified as a target by Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, although the Manchester club’s £25million valuation of the player is nowhere near that of Newcastle.
But Longstaff is ignoring the speculation for now while he gets himself fit again on the club’s pre-season training trip to China under with new head coach Steve Bruce. Longstaff told the Chronicle: “If somebody had said to be me a year ago I would be in this position, I would probably have laughed at them. “This time last year, I was deciding whether to go to League One on loan.
A year on, you are seeing your name linked with one of the biggest clubs in the world. “For me, it is all a positive really. It gives you even more confidence. When I was in for a short amount of time, people took notice of me. “It is flattering, but my job is at Newcastle. The new boss is coming in and it’s a clean slate for everybody – including me. “I just get my head down and work on the pitch. Like anybody knows, you are no use to anybody if you aren’t fit.”Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com