Newcastle United starlet Matty Longstaff has been offered a ‘lucrative’ five-year deal to join Serie A club Udinese this summer, say Sky Sports News.
The youngster is out of contract on Tyneside this summer and after talks between he and the club stalled, he has been offered a way out which will see him swap the north east of England for the north east of Italy.
According to the report on the Sky Sports transfer centre, Longstaff is “desperate” to stay at Newcastle as it is his boyhood club. However, the offer from Managing Director Lee Charnley is reportedly less than half that he could expect at Udinese.
Longstaff has been offered a whopping £30,000 per week contract over a course of five years to jet off to Italy. That’s a world away from the £850-per-week he currently earns. Meanwhile, the offer from Newcastle is said to be around £15,000 per week and, with Charnley having refused to budge, it looks as though Longstaff’s short career on Tyneside will come to an end.
If he does opt to leave, Newcastle will net £450,000 in compensation from Udinese. With a decision still yet to be made on the takeover, there’s nobody in place to give Longstaff a new deal at St James’ Park yet. The sooner the PL approve or reject this deal, the sooner the club can attempt to resolve this situation.
The youngster has already sat down to talk to Udinese having flown out there for contract talks before the lockdown began. It seems as though the kid now has a serious decision to make…