Paul Robinson has revealed that he'd be surprised if Matty Longstaff wasn't attracting admiring glances from clubs in the Premier League.
The Newcastle United midfielder is out of contract this summer and has been heavily linked with a move away from St James' Park.
According to Sky Sports, Udinese are one club who are looking to tempt him away from Tyneside after offering a deal worth around £30,000 per week plus a signing on bonus.
As per a report in The Telegraph, Newcastle United have offered the player over £20,000 per week to stay at the club, but if he decided that he wanted to move on then the former England goalkeeper believes that there'd be significant interest from the Premier League.
Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson said: "He has scored some important goals and Newcastle would not get a great compensation fee for him.
“To lose a player of that quality for that price would not be great.
“It is still so early in his career and he would be moving into the unknown. I think he would be a lot better playing in this country.
“I cannot imagine it would be his first choice. Is it for financial gain? I am not so sure, that for that amount of money, it would be worth taking the chance of moving to a different country and a different style of football in a different league.
“If he did not want to stay at Newcastle, I am sure there would be a lot of suitors in this country that would match Udinese’s offer if money was important.”
GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...
Every Newcastle United fan on Tyneside is hoping that Matty Longstaff signs a new deal.
The young midfielder epitomises what north east football is about as a hometown boy who has made a name for himself by playing at St James' Park.
Why would he want to throw that away?
Longstaff is going to make a lot of money in his career, so instead of looking for a quick payday by moving away from the club, he should be looking to build a legacy at Newcastle United where he could establish himself as a modern day club legend.
If he turns his back on the club in their time of need, however, it won't be forgotten.
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