Manchester United may make a decision to end their reported interest in Sean Longstaff after being left surprised by the EPL side Newcastle United’s £50 million valuation of the youngster.
The Red Devils have been left stunned by the Magpies’ £50 million transfer sum demand for the midfielder Sean Longstaff, which could force them to call off their reported pursuit of the star, the Daily Mail reports.
A host of midfielders have been connected with a switch to Manchester United to plug the hole in the midfield and Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff has appeared as one of the Red Devils’ targets.
Sean is a product of the Newcastle United set-up and broke through the senior team in December the previous year, after having had two successful loan spells at Kilmarnock and Blackpool.
The 21-year-old ace made a solid impression in his debut season for the Magpies but saw his campaign end prematurely owing to a knee injury.
Sean is contracted with Newcastle United till the summer of 2022, having signed a new contract in December last year.
The midfielder had stated he wasn’t thinking of an exit from St. James’ Park this summer, but following the exit of Rafael Benitez, Longstaff has set his sights on a transfer to Old Trafford as per the report.
But, with his side demanding as much as £50m for him – Sean has just 13 first-team matches till date – could lead to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side putting an end to their interest in him.
It remains to be seen if Manchester United continue with their interest in the talent or turn their attention somewhere else, with Southampton’s Mario Lemina also a target.