Sadly, since then, the younger midfielder has accomplished little to counsel that he’ll ever make it as a Premier League participant, and Eddie Howe ought to look to do away with the 22-year-old on the earliest alternative.
The youthful brother of Sean, made his first staff debut as a 19-year-old and scored the one aim of the sport in a 1-0 win, including one other aim in a 4-1 defeat towards the identical opposition later within the season.
Longstaff’s solely different aim for the membership got here in a FA Cup replay towards Rochdale within the 2019/20 season, with the teen sadly by no means kicking on from that eye-catching marketing campaign.
The midfielder was despatched on mortgage to Aberdeen for the primary half of the 2021/22 season after struggling for normal sport time within the 2021/22 marketing campaign, with hyperlinks to Udinese maybe disrupting the teen’s focus.
Can Longstaff nonetheless make it within the PL?
Throughout his time in Scotland, he would handle simply 5 appearances, through which he failed to attain or help, along with his probabilities of making it in Newcastle’s first staff shortly diminishing.
There have been eyebrows raised when Longstaff joined Mansfield City in League Two for the second half of final season however his performances there indicated that he might nonetheless have a promising future, as he contributed a formidable six targets and two assists in 18 appearances.
Nevertheless, it grew to become clear that he wasn’t a part of Howe’s plans for this season and inexplicably, he was despatched again on mortgage to League Two, this time with Colchester United.
After scoring six targets in a aspect difficult for promotion, it appears baffling that he was allowed to affix Colchester, who look seemingly to be concerned in a relegation battle this season, as certainly a League One mortgage or return to Mansfield would have been much more helpful.
The truth that he has made simply six appearances for Colchester this season and has failed to attain or help, means that Longstaff merely doesn’t have a future in Newcastle’s first staff, and Howe should chunk the bullet and do away with him on the earliest alternative.