Newcastle United midfielder switches agent ahead of expected departure

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The Magpies midfielder is currently on loan in League Two but has recently returned to Tyneside for treatment on an injury.

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff has switched agents as several clubs in England and Scotland consider a move for the Magpies academy product.

Longstaff has recently joined the CAA Base agency, who represent United first-team stars Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood, as well as academy players Dylan Stephenson, Dan Langley and Ellis Stanton. Their client base within the Magpies setup was further increased during the summer when youngster Jordan Hackett and Amad Diallo both joined the Magpies under-23s.

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Longstaff knows what it takes to make his way through United’s academy and progress into the first-team environment after scoring on his senior debut to help the Magpies secure a 1-0 win over Manchester United in October 2019.

The hardworking midfielder also scored in the away game against the 13-time Premier League champions and found the net in an FA Cup third round replay against Rochdale - but he found his opportunities at a senior level limited over the remainder of the season.

After signing a new contract at Newcastle amid suggestions of increased first-team involvement from then-United manager Steve Bruce, Longstaff spent time on loan at SPL club Aberdeen and League Two side Mansfield Town, helping the latter reach the League Two play-off final before their suffered a defeat against Port Vale.

The midfielder secured another temporary move away from Tyneside in September when he joined Colchester United on a half-season loan on the final day of the summer transfer window. Speaking about that move, Magpies manager Eddie Howe said: “For Matty and the stage he’s at in his career, I think he needed to play. He shared that need as well, and we’re delighted he’s gone to get games – and hopefully he’ll prove what a good player he is.”

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There is uncertainty about Longstaff’s future as his current Magpies deal comes to a close at the end of the season and his switch to CAA Base could hand him a boost as he assesses what lies ahead in what will be a significant period in his career.

NewcastleWorld understands several clubs across all levels of the EFL and in Scotland have already shown an interest in the 22-year-old.

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