Manchester United Transfer News: Red Devils left frustrated by Sean Longstaff's £50 M valuation
- The Red Devils may be forced to look for alternatives after being left frustrated by Newcastle's evaluation for Longstaff.
What is the story?
However, according to The Telegraph, United might miss out on the English talent as they are not interested to pay the £50 million evaluation set by Newcastle United.
In case you didn't know...
A Newcastle United academy product, Sean Longstaff, has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for sometime now.
In the 2018-19 season, the 21-year-old not only played his debut campaign in Newcastle colours, but also caught the attention of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with his perfect disciplinary on-field performances.
Although United have made two signings in the form of Daniel James from Swansea City and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, the United boss are still working on making some more signings. In the first interview of the pre-season, Solskjaer addressed:
"It's a long-term and it's a short-term project. You cannot just think three years down the line, so we've got short-term goals as well.
"I think we've been quite calm and good in the market as we've got the right people, and we're still working on a case or two."
The heart of the matter
As per the report via The Telegraph, Sean Longstaff's valuation of £50 m has stunned Manchester United.
United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward reportedly met with Newcastle's managing director, Lee Charnley, on Saturday to discuss over Sean Longstaff's availability.
It has been reported that Newcastle want around £50 m for their starlet, whereas United are ready to pay between £18-20 M to secure his services.
The £50 M valuation for a player, who has made only nine Premier League appearances, might force United to look for alternative targets.
What is next?
Manchester United are expected to sign a centre-back and a midfielder from the remainder of the transfer window. Meanwhile, they will take on Perth Glory in their first pre-season friendly on 13th July.