Newcastle United’s Matty Longstaff is in talks with Aberdeen over a move to the Scottish Premiership side.
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) August 26, 2021
The 21-year-old has struggled for game time under Steve Bruce and it’s been known for some time that he would be allowed out on loan before Tuesday’s deadline.
It had been reported that a host of Championship clubs were monitoring the situation of the centre-midfielder, with Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town and West Brom all credited with an interest in Longstaff in recent weeks.
However, the youngster could now be set for a switch north of the border, after Telegraph reporter Mike McGrath revealed talks have begun with the Dons.
That will come as a surprise too many, as Stephen Glass’ side will be unable to offer European football to the player after they were knocked out of the Europa Conference League last night after defeat to Qarabag over two legs.
Although, it’s not definitive that Aberdeen will win the race for Longstaff, but a decision will be made in the coming days ahead of the deadline.
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This would be a surprising switch as you would’ve thought that Newcastle would’ve wanted Longstaff to test himself in the Championship, particularly as he has promotion-chasing sides showing an interest.
That’s not to say Aberdeen would be a bad move, as they are trying to implement a new, stylish brand of football under the new boss.
Either way, a decision needs to be made swiftly as Longstaff needs to be playing regularly to ensure that he can start to fulfil his potential after a tough few years.
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