Date: 26th July 2020 at 2:19pm
Written by: George Carter

Southampton are believed to be interested in a move for the Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff, according to reports.

The 20-year-old has been linked to the exit door of St James’ Park for some time and looks no closer to signing a new contract with the Magpies.

Former Saints boss and Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness is a huge fan of Longstaff, impressed with his Premier League debut having scored the winner during his side’s 1-0 win against Manchester United.

According to the Daily Star, Ralph Hasenhuttl is monitoring the complicated situation on Tyneside as his contract is due to expire at the end of the current campaign.

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The report adds that Schalke and Udinese are also in the race for his signature, as well as a host of English sides, including West Ham United.

During his maiden season with the first team for Newcastle, the England U20 international has scored three goals in 16 appearances in all competitions, as per TransferMarkt.

With this in mind, Longstaff is still unproven talent and is playing off potential at this moment. But given his current contract situation, it would be good business by the Saints and Hasenhuttl.

But with plenty of clubs across England and Europe keen on taking him from the North East, it will be a tough task to get him to the South Coast.