Aberdeen are set to sign Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff on a season-long loan deal (DR).

The 21-year-old will follow in the footsteps of his brother, Sean Longstaff, with the move. Sean moved to Kilmarnock on loan from Newcastle United in 2017 before establishing himself as a regular at the English Premier League club.

Newcastle United v Burnley - Carabao Cup Second Round

Following in family footsteps as another Longstaff gets set for Scottish experience. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Now his little brother is set to follow him by moving to the Scottish Premiership for experience. Matty scored on his league debut against Manchester United and won Goal of the Month for his maiden Newcastle United effort.

He has made 20 appearances for Newcastle United. Aberdeen were eliminated from the Europa Conference League at the play-off round by Qarabag in a 3-1 second-leg defeat at Pittodrie. Manage Stephen Glass believes the Azerbaijani visitors were a cut above.

 

Glass explained: “They have a team littered with top players, they’re very well coached, and it was clear tonight that they are a level above us, simple as that. We knew they would enjoy the pitch here as much as we would after last week.

“We started the game ok, then they scored a goal out of nothing, all down to the quality they have. That then became the theme for the night, their quality players produced.”

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