Matty Longstaff has a decision to make over his future.
The Newcastle United midfielder has a contract that expires at the end of the season and he is yet to sign an extension.
The 20-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs and The Athletic reports that Inter Milan are now monitoring developments surrounding the midfielder.
Longstaff is also wanted by Udinese, while Ligue 1 club Marseille are also touted as possible suitors. There is said to be interest from clubs in Germany, too.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of clubs are said to be reconsidering their summer targets, and Longstaff could be seen as a possible acquisition by clubs who had not previously shown an interest.
Indeed, The Athletic reports that the Magpies would be due around £400,000 in compensation if he did move, though that fee would rise if he joined another English club.
Udinese have offered Longstaff a wage of £31,200-per-week, and given that he currently earns just £850-per-week, such a move would surely be attractive.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
Losing Longstaff would be such a shame for Newcastle.
The 20-year-old made a dream debut earlier this season, scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
Still just a youngster, as evidenced by his developmental contract, he can grow and improve under the tutelage of manager Steve Bruce.
But it just does not seem all that likely; the possibility of a move to a Serie A giant like Inter, where his wages could increase forty-fold, may simply be too good to turn down.
This is an example of Newcastle failing to tie down their top youngsters to proper deals and ensuring that they have no reason to seek a move away.
If he does leave, it will be an indictment of the club’s transfer policy; after all, this is a young man with heaps of potential. To lose him for nothing would be appalling.
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