Just a few seasons ago Sean Longstaff was building his experience at Kilmarnock, now he’s set for a big deal at Newcastle United.
The midfielder has made his Toon breakthrough, becoming one of the Magpies’ hottest prospects. After the Daily Mail had reported Manchester United were interested in him, it seems as though he’ll be in black and white for the foreseeable future.
The Times have reported that Longstaff is in talks to sign a big money contract with Steve Bruce’s side, which could be worth up to £80,000 a week.
It signifies another step in what has been a massive rise for the midfielder.
Newcastle asset Longstaff has come a long way since his Kilmarnock loan
Longstaff linked up with Killie in January 2017. Not many people could have predicted that he would go on to be a Newcastle mainstay within a couple of years.
He played 16 times for the Rugby Park side, scoring three goals. He wasn’t breaking records for Killie, but he was a decent player. In flashes, Longstaff showed he had the potential to be a Premier League star.
At Kilmarnock, Longstaff developed his brilliant passing qualities and gained valuable senior experience. It equipped him well for a battle to reach the Newcastle starting XI.
After his Premier League debut against Liverpool on Boxing Day last year, Longstaff has played nine further matches in the EPL. That number would be higher, had he not suffered an injury last term.
With his bumper new deal reportedly in the works, Longstaff looks set for a lengthy spell with the Toon.
Kilmarnock will always be able to say they played a vital role in his development.