Man United ‘convinced’ 21-year-old wants Old Trafford switch – report

Man United are certain that Newcastle starlet Sean Longstaff can be lured to Old Trafford this summer, according to a report

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: YouTube / Screengrab)

Manchester United are confident Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff wants to move to Old Trafford this summer, according to a report in England.

The Evening Standard is reporting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to sign the Newcastle youngster to bolster his midfield ranks ahead of the new Premier League season.

The same article states that the Red Devils still haven’t made a formal bid to sign the Newcastle starlet despite their interest in the central midfielder.

According to the same story, Solskjaer is eyeing Longstaff for his rebuild at Manchester United as the Norwegian coach looks to revive the club’s ailing fortunes.

The Evening Standard report goes on to say that the Man United manager is convinced that Longstaff will blossom into a world-class player despite his lack of experience.

The report goes on to add that the 20-time English champions are prepared to make an offer in the region of £25m to sign the young English talent this summer.

Longstaff scored two goals in 11 appearances in all competitions last season after he managed to break into Rafael Benitez’s first-team squad at St James’ Park.

The 21-year-old scored against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup in January before he opened his Premier League account with a goal in a 2-0 victory over Burnley in February.

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