Newcastle United set asking price for Sean Longstaff

Newcastle United are ready to sell Sean Longstaff and are asking for at least £20 million for the homegrown midfielder. A sale before June 30 is unlikely. 

According to Football Insider, Newcastle United are open to selling homegrown midfielder Sean Longstaff for a fee of £20 million. The academy graduate will enter the final year of his deal at St James Park, with the Magpies sensing this summer might be the last opportunity to cash in on him. 

Newcastle United to sell Sean Longstaff?

The Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules have been a big talking point when it comes to discussing the transfer market, with Newcastle United at the forefront of those regulations. The Magpies are close to breaching the guidelines, which could result in sanctions, and will have to raise funds through sales before June 30. 

They are in talks to sell some of their top players, but they are keen on keeping the duo when it comes to Alexander Isak and Bruno Guimaraes. Newcastle United are making progress in contract talks for Isak, although with the Brazilian, they are helpless should any club trigger his reported release clause. 

Hence, other players like Sean Longstaff could be sold, with the 26-year-old’s sale likely to bring more value than many others. The homegrown midfielder’s departure could allow the Magpies to register the proceeds as total profits under PSR rules and as asking for £20 million in return. 

Leicester City are interested, although there are doubts about whether they can meet Newcastle’s asking price or if the player seeks a transfer to a newly promoted side after his spell at St James Park. 

Longstaff sale unlikely before June 30

While June 30 has become prominent with PSR obligations, and despite the fact that Newcastle needs sales before that date, any departure of Longstaff is unlikely to happen before that. The Magpies are not expecting a forceful departure of the player who has featured for them 172 times since 2018. 

Hence, while they might still sell him later, the club could use the funds generated to sign new players in the summer. They are short of funds to make some big-name signings. So, any sale of Longstaff for around that £20 million mark would prove a big deal for the club.

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