Manchester United have been shocked by the asking price for Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff, and it a whopping £50 million.
Following the transfer of Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and ongoing negotiation with Leicester City’s Harry Maguire, the 21-year old came into view as one of Solskjær’s midfielder target this season, as to fill up the vacant midfield following Marouane Fellaini’s departure in January and Ander Herrera’s move to Paris Saint Germain this month.
Longstaff is under contract at St James’ Park until 2022, and has made 9 appearances for the club after making his debut in December.
However, the Magpies have slapped a huge price tag of £50 million on the player’s head as Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, is understood to have enquired about it Lee Charnley, Newcastle’s managing director on Saturday.
It is suggested that Longstaff has been priced according to the Red Devils’ shelling of £50 million for Wan-Bissaka. Although, Woodward has informed Charnley that United aren’t willing to go beyond a fee slot of £18 to £20 million to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford.
“We’re still in the market looking to do some business but we’re patient,” Solskjær said.
“We don’t have to overpay. You have to have the right players at the right price.”
United are now prepared to pull out of this deal and focus on other targets.