Newcastle United will terminate Matty Longstaff’s loan stint with Aberdeen, according to a report, with new Magpies boss Eddie Howe set to take a closer look at the Pittodrie loanee.
Longstaff has missed out on a place in the squad for the Dons’ last three games and the Chronicle report that he’ll be heading back to St James’ Park in the new year after failing to catch the eye north of the border.
Dons boss Stephen Glass was quizzed about the 21-year-old’s future recently and admitted that he would have liked more from the midfielder during his time at Pittodrie, saying: “I think, clearly, Matty would’ve liked more game time, clearly we would’ve liked better performances.”
Howe has previously said that he would assess the situation nearer to the transfer window, but with nothing having changed since, it makes sense that Longstaff heads back to Newcastle in January.
“Matty Longstaff’s situation I am aware of,” Howe said.
“I think I would encourage a conversation between Matty to see what his thought processes are and then we will evaluate that one closer to January.”
Longstaff’s time at Pittodrie has only seen him make five appearances for Aberdeen and, with the Dons likely to look at bringing new faces in themselves next month, there’s little chance of the loanee getting much more action in the Granite City.
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