Matty Longstaff is keen to leave Newcastle United on loan in January, according to The Sun on Sunday.
Longstaff has been linked with moves away from St. James’ Park, with Nottingham Forest and Derby County reportedly interested in his services on loan.
The 20-year-old – who made nine Premier League appearances last season – has featured only twice under Steve Bruce this season.
The midfielder has found game time hard to come by this season, and according to The Sun, he is keen to leave on loan in search of regular minutes next month.
This is likely to leave both Forest and Derby on high alert, as they look to bolster their squads and climb the Championship table in the second-half of the season.
Steve Bruce has recently played down a potential loan move away for the midfielder, though, so it remains to be seen whether this new stance changes things.
Longstaff is a good player who is found game time hard to come by this season, so it’s no surprise to see reports saying he wants to leave the club on loan.
Whether he’d improve Forest is another question. They have similar players to him in Ryan Yates and Harry Arter, and they need more of a creative outlet in midfield.
He could be useful for Derby, though, and Steve McClaren could use his connections with the club to full effect here.