Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident of completing a £25m deal for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 21-year-old could become Manchester United’s second summer signing after initially being tipped for a bright future at St James’ Park.
Newcastle are in the process of sorting out a proposed takeover and there’s a lot being written about the future of manager Rafa Benitez, so it’s probably the best time to try take one of their most promising players.
Though I’ve seen nowhere near enough to pass judgement on Longstaff as a player and feel if he was really impressing at this level, we would have heard more about him before seeing United linked with his signature. He has played in the Premier League after all…
But Longstaff only started 11 matches across all competitions last season, but his breakthrough campaign was cut short in March after he suffered a ligament injury against West Ham.
United’s only summer signing thus far, Daniel James, was another under the radar target. This could be another sign of Solskjaer’s influence on the club and attempts to see the bigger picture rather than making signings based on shirt sales.