Manchester United will make a bid for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff before the end of the transfer window, according to reports in the local media.
The Red Devils are said to be very interested in securing the 21-year-old, with a bid of £30m expected before August 8th.
Fans on Twitter are less than enthusiastic with the latest links with Longstaff:
Every time I hear longstaff being linked to us I feel like punching a wall or something lol he won't fix anything in our midfield
— Ali Afraz (@afrazred7) 27 July 2019
Isn't McSauce better?
— Aniruddh Soman (@AniruddhSoman) 27 July 2019
— Alex Aforke (@Aa4ke) 27 July 2019
Our rivals signing quality while we're trying to sign potential
— Kyloz (@Kyloz6) 27 July 2019
But this player is so average
— ALESHINLOYE (@DiddyLesh) 27 July 2019
He played 8 games last season and he's worth 30m+, 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️
— إمحمد (@MohdToum) 27 July 2019
I dont understand why we are so crazy for this guy
— Brah Segun (@Im_segun) 27 July 2019
A few think he could be a good signing:
Will be a great signing if pulled off…..along as hes not the only midfielder incoming….. 🤷🏻♂️
— Lewis Ayres (@1LAyres) 27 July 2019
Longstaff + Mc sauce= 2 Carricks. I need Longstaff
— Songzwooda (@EarLisReal) 27 July 2019
Deep lying midfielder to replace matic, works hard, can tackle and most importantly is able to switch play to either side with accurate long passes, crucial ability if you want to break down teams or play counter attack
— Elizabeth Johnstone (@Elizabe18835549) 27 July 2019
The midfielder is hardly a household name and while supporters shouldn’t always expect to sign big-name players, you have to question what the Newcastle star could add to the squad.
United already have a young midfielder in Scott McTominay who looks a real prospect, while James Garner was impressive during his limited minutes during pre-season.
A replacement for Ander Herrera is required, but many fans will be questioning why the club are not considering more experienced alternatives.
Longstaff has played just nine Premier League games, and with reports that Newcastle may demand as much as £50m, you would have to question the reasoning behind such a move.