European giants AC and Inter Milan preparing five-year deal for out of contract Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff

AC and Inter Milan are ready to pounce on Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff amid speculation regarding a new deal at St. James’ Park.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 8:17 am
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 8:17 am
Newcastle player Matty Longstaff smiles ahead of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The 19-year-old has impressed during his breakthrough campaign on Tyneside, scoring home and away against Manchester United in the Premier League.

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But with his current contract due to expire in the summer, Italian giants in AC and Inter Milan have been alerted to the situation, according to The Times. From February 1, Longstaff will be free to agree pre-contract terms with any club from outside of the UK.

The Magpies academy product is still on an initial pro-deal that he agreed following his scholarship in 2018 with his basic wage believed to be less than £1,000 per week.

So far Newcastle have been unable to settle on a new contract for the younger Longstaff brother, who could end up leaving for nothing if he’s unable to be tied down.