Newcastle United midfielder linked with exit as Steve Bruce prepares 'formal' move for £10m Liverpool man

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff is back on Udinese’s radar, according to reports in Italy.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 4:45 pm
Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff last played for the first team in January. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The 21-year-old held talks with the Serie A club last summer before putting pen to paper on a new two-year deal with his boyhood club.

However, Longstaff’s future is hot topic again after he made just five Premier League appearances last season – his last coming in January.

And as per Corriere dello Sport, Udinese have reignited their interest as Longstaff weighs up his next steps.

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Meanwhile, Steve Bruce will reportedly make a formal move for Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips.

The Sun claims Bruce will be handed a transfer war chest of £50million.

Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock tops the 60-year-old’s wishlist but Phillips is also said to be viewed as a target.

The national newspaper adds that a formal move is being prepared for Phillips, who is rated at £10million.

He made 20 appearances under Jurgen Klopp last term whilst Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were sidelined.