Report: Man Utd hold ‘high level talks’ over Premier League midfield target valued at £50m

Manchester United have held ‘high level talks’ with Newcastle about 21-year-old midfielder Sean Longstaff, according to Sky Sports.

Sky’s report states that talks were held between the two clubs last weekend but Newcastle have no interest in selling the talented youngster.

Newcastle are said to be holding out for £50m for Longstaff, which is ridiculous given the amount of first-team experience the midfielder has actually had.

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The 21-year-old made just nine Premier League appearances last season before injuring his knee in March which ruled him out for the rest of the game.

Longstaff clearly showed glimpses in these games to impress  manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who still needs two midfielders this summer following the departures of Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini. He certainly fits the profile of young, homegrown talent Solskjaer seems to be targeting this summer following the arrivals of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

However, United should not be held to ransom by Newcastle for a player who is still largely unproven. A more established midfielder such as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio would be more suitable to immediately improve what is currently a weak midfield for the Reds.

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