£6.3m-rated player priced out of move away from Newcastle – report

Manchester United have dropped their interest in Sean Longstaff, according to The Daily Mail.

They claim the Red Devils have been put off by Newcastle’s £50million asking price, and will now look at other options.

It is not exactly clear if this is good news for the Magpies or not. It is understandable fans want ‘one of their own’ to remain at the club.

Supporters were saying similar things when Andy Carroll was sold, with his injury record and in hindsight, that could be considered as a great bit of business now, though.

£50million for a player that only has nine Premier League appearances could be put to good use if the money was put towards improving the squad.

The report suggests Longstaff is desperate to leave and wants to move to Old Trafford. The 21-year-old is valued at £6.3million by Transfermarkt and has three years remaining on his current contract.

Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanting the midfielder, it is believed the Manchester outfit are not willing to pay over £20million.

So far, they are the only team interested in the Newcastle man but the Norwegian insisted his club would not be bullied into paying inflated prices.

He said: “We’re still in the market looking to do some business but we’re patient, we’re Manchester United, we don’t have to sell or overpay.”

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