Tuesday June 2 2020
Udinese offer for Newcastle's Longstaff

Udinese are in advanced negotiations to sign Matty Longstaff as a free agent from Newcastle United, claims Sky Sports UK.

It’s suggested the 20-year-old already flew out to Italy for talks before the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He is still on an academy contract, so minimum wage for professional football players, but that is due to expire this summer.

Although he has made only 12 appearances for the senior Newcastle squad, he has scored three goals, including one against Manchester United on his Premier League debut.

According to Sky Sports News, Udinese are proposing a five-year contract worth £30,000 per week plus a signing-on fee.

It’s entirely possible this is a strategic move, as Udinese are owned by the same family who run Watford, so the two clubs regularly exchange players.

Longstaff had already been linked with Inter a few weeks ago.

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