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Man Utd increasingly confident of landing £30m signing after development

Manchester United are reportedly increasingly confident of signing Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff in this transfer window, with the departure of Rafael Benitez seemingly swinging in our favour for a deal to happen.

The 21-year-old has been linked with the Red Devils all summer and The Metro now claim the club are prepared to bid around £30m to bring him in.

That’s still a lot of money to pay for someone who has only made 9 appearances for the Newcastle first-team, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must see something in Longstaff and believe he can get the best out of him.

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There has been comparisons made with United legend Michael Carrick, who is now part of Solskjaer’s backroom team and will undoubtedly be having a say on some of the summer targets.

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So far, United have officially made one signing with Daniel James coming in from Swansea City but Aaron Wan-Bissaka is expected to be announced today. You would think Longstaff is hopeful of joining them soon.

Meanwhile at Newcastle, nobody really knows what’s going on as Mike Ashley continues to wreck the club. Longstaff would be doing himself a favour by getting out of there.

 

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