“Brucie ball PR masterclass”, “For the love of God”: Many NUFC fans take to Keith Downie’s tweet

Amid all the focus on Newcastle’s takeover dragging on, another big talking point on Tyneside has been whether Matty Longstaff will commit his future to the club.

Reports in recent weeks have suggested that the Magpies’ academy product could be set for an exit, with suggestions that Serie A side Udinese have offered him a lucrative contract to join them.

But now, as per a tweet from journalist Keith Downie, Steve Bruce told Sky Sports that he remains hopeful of convincing Longstaff to stay, and that they don’t want to lose him.

After hearing Bruce’s update, Newcastle fans flooded to Twitter to share their reactions.

A couple of Newcastle fans seemed to think Bruce’s comments are all just a PR stunt, and that Longstaff will be announcing his contract sooner rather than later.

Another couple of Magpies fans urged the club to keep hold of the midfielder, with one supporter in particular saying he will go on to be a “top player in a couple of years”.

After scoring the winner against Manchester United earlier this season, the prospect of seeing the younger Longstaff leaving the club would surely have been a painful thing to imagine.

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But fast forward a few months, and it seems the tides have turned.

Judging by the reaction of most of these Newcastle fans, Longstaff leaving the club may not be the worst thing in the world.

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