Sean Longstaff arrived at Kilmarnock as a relatively unknown quantity in 2017 – now four years on, he is being linked with a £10 million move to Everton (DM).
Rafa Benitez worked with Longstaff while he was Newcastle United manager and could bring him to Everton after becoming boss at Goodison Park. The Spaniard has been told that £10 million will be required to sign the former Kilmarnock midfielder.
Longstaff was brought to Rugby Park from Newcastle in January 2017 by Lee Clark. Kilmarnock’s then-manager is a hero in Newcastle and used his connections at St James’ Park to complete the signing of Longstaff and teammate Freddie Woodman.
‘Killie’ finished eighth in the Scottish Premiership and avoided relegation. Longstaff moved on to have a loan spell at Blackpool and has since made 70 appearances for Newcastle. Everton could be his next club.
Now in the Scottish Championship, Kilmarnock face a trip to Hamilton Accies this weekend.
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