Newcastle United have just announced that midfielder Sean Longstaff has signed a new three-year contract with the club, which will link him to the Tyneside club until the summer of 2025.
As we reported earlier this morning, via The Times, it was understood that Longstaff was willing to sign a four-year extension with Newcastle. Ultimately, the midfielder decided to ink a three-year deal instead, covering his age-25 through age-27 seasons.
Sean Longstaff has spent all of his career—barring a couple of loan spells away—on Newcastle upon Tyne since he entered the youth ranks as an 11-year-old boy. Longstaff has become a steady presence in Eddie Howe’s lineups, and he’s appeared in 24 games for the Toon this season playing 1,464 Premier League minutes and starting 15 of those matches including the last four of the season against Norwich City, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Burnley.
Longstaff is the third Magpie to refresh his marriage with NUFC after Fabian Schar and Paul Dummett did so a few weeks ago. This news also means that Newcastle now don’t have any more expiring deals in their books, with all players linked to the club having at least one-year deals in place entering the summer transfer market—the most valuable of them being Jonjo Shelvey and Emil Krafth.
A Toon lifer, Longstaff already poured some fresh takes on his re-signing with the club.
“I’m over the moon. To sign for three more years at your hometown club is really special for me and my family, and a day I’ll never forget.
“You need to be in the right place to learn and keep improving, and since the first day the new manager’s come in, I’ve loved every second of working with him.”
Longstaff, an oft-used midfielder by Coach Howe, had some words for the manager too.
“Being able to work with [Eddie Howe] every day, and his staff, they always want to help you get better and I think that’s the biggest thing for me.”
“I speak to the manager loads, and he’s assured me that he wants to keep helping me improve and the goals he thinks I can achieve. They align with what I think I can achieve as well. It’s really special. Everyone is moving in the same direction and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”
Born and raised in North Shields, the elder brother of Magpies team-mate Matty and fellow academy product has made almost 100 appearances for his boyhood club—he debuted back in Aug. 2018—and Eddie Howe was keen to secure the services of a player who started four of the final five games of the Premier League season just finished.