22-year-old midfielder still expected to leave Newcastle despite Jonjo Shelvey injury

Newcastle United fans will be delighted with the new spending power that they have, but a natural consequence is that some of the excellent academy on Tyneside will receive fewer opportunities.

When Matty Longstaff broke through into the first team, making 9 appearances towards the end of the 2019/20 season, it looked as if he might have a bright future with the Magpies. However he had fewer chances the following season under Steve Bruce and last season he ended up on loan at Aberdeen and then Mansfield Town in League 2.

Aberdeen were happy to let Longstaff go after 5 appearances.

It looks…

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