Longstaff available for loan while Newcastle look to Chelsea, and Bundesliga for reinforcements
Newcastle transfer news
In this article, we will bring you all of today’s Newcastle transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the rest of this month.
Matty Longstaff set for a season away from St. James’ Park
Newcastle youngster Matty Longstaff could be primed for a season on-loan and away from Tyneside in 2021-22, with the Magpies open to loaning the England youth international before the window slams shut and a trio of Championship clubs circling to secure his services.
Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town have all registered an interest in Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff. Newcastle are ready to let the 21 year leave on loan. [@lee_ryder]#twitterblades #sufc pic.twitter.com/UaMPTIFtFB
— The Bladesman (@The_Bladesman) August 17, 2021
Having featured just fourteen times across the previous two Premier League campaigns, and with Newcastle securing a full deal for Arsenal’s Joe Willock, Longstaff’s chances at St. James’s Park look set to be further reduced this season.
Longstaff failed to make Steve Bruce’s matchday squad in Newcastle’s 4-2 opening day defeat against West Ham at home, and if that is any indication, hashing out a loan deal seems likely.
Newcastle to decide between pair of Chelsea center-backs for loan deal
Having already shelled out £25million for Joe Willock this summer, Newcastle will now have to be crafty in the market if they are to continue to bring in reinforcements for Steve Bruce as the Magpies look to avoid relegation once more.
Newcastle are considering Chelsea duo Ethan Ampadu and Malang Sarr among a list of potential loan targets. Bruce would have to pick between the pair should he decide to make a formal approach to Chelsea, as you can’t loan two players from the same club. [Express] #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 17, 2021
With inconsistency rife at center-back, the Magpies are rumored to be interested in one of two Chelsea defenders this summer; Malang Sarr and Ethan Ampadu.
Ampadu was away on international duty this summer with Wales at Euro 2020 and is coming off a season at relegated Sheffield United in 2020-21 where he made 25-appearances in the Premier League, while Sarr has yet to make a single appearance for the Blues since his move from OGC Nice last season, immediately being sent out on loan to FC Porto.
Both players are well down the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel, and with the club still keen on additional reinforcements at the back, time away from the club could be the only avenue for minutes for the pair.
Schalke’s Matthew Hoppe on Newcastle’s radar
Newcastle could do with adding depth behind the brilliant yet perennially injured Callum Wilson, and it looks like the Magpies could be after an affordable solution in the vein of Schalke’s American international center-forward Matthew Hoppe.
Hoppe burst on to the season last season in Die Königsblauen’s failed attempt at avoiding relegation, bagging 6-goals in 22-appearances. With a market value of just £3.8million (via Transfermarkt), an affordable option behind Wilson with room to progress could offer a much better solution than current options Joelinton and Dwight Gayle.
👥📞#Everton met with the #Schalke04 team and got information about Matthew #Hoppe.
🤔Everton plans to bid 💷£2 million for #MatthewHoppe. #EFC #S04 pic.twitter.com/Y0zvIBhqJR
— Ekrem KONUR (@Ekremkonur) August 15, 2021
But Newcastle would face stiff competition to secure his services, with no less than three other Premier League clubs monitoring his situation, including Everton. With the budding American garnering considerable interest, Newcastle will have to move quickly if they are to steal a march for the youngster.