Out-of-contract Longstaff re-signs with Newcastle United

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Matty Longstaff contract update: The 20-year-old Newcastle United academy product has signed a new two-year contract after seeing his previous deal expire at the end of the 2019-20 Premier League season.

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Longstaff was something of a revelation for the Magpies last season, as he made his debut and scored the winner against Manchester United in October. He went on to scored two more goals in an additional 14 appearances.

Matty is the younger brother of 22-year-old Sean Longstaff, who appeared in 23 games PL games last season, scoring and assisting once each.

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Longstaff was delighted to have his future sorted and secured — from the club’s official website:

“It took a bit longer than I’d hoped but I’m really happy it’s done now. I can’t wait to get back to playing at a full St James’ Park hopefully soon.

“I spoke to [manager] Steve Bruce and we talked through it and it was a no-brainer after I spoke to him. He gave me my chance and I’m really looking forward to working with him and his coaching staff, who were all great with me.”