Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a £20million move for Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff, but should the Magpies demand more for the midfielder?
According to a Daily Starsport exclusive, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified Longstaff as one of his main targets and is looking to match the Magpies’ valuation of £20million plus add ons.
But should Newcastle demand more for the midfielder?
In a transfer window in which United have already signed one highly rated young Englishman in Aaron Wan Bissaka for £50million, you could question whether £20million for Longstaff is a relatively low fee.
The 21-year-old broke into the first team last season and looked an impressive figure in midfield for Newcastle in his 13 appearances prior to his season ending injury.
Interest from the likes of United is testament to how much he impressed despite his lack game time due to injury, and the midfielder had also been tipped for a senior England call up.
And while a £50million figure would appear too much to demand for his services, it seems surprising that the Magpies are demanding a fee of just £20million given his ability and the fact that he still has three years remaining on his deal with Newcastle.