Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff has had a steady but spectacular rise
Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff has been linked with a move to Manchester United but what is it that’s impressed them?
Adam Bate finds out by speaking to the man who has followed Longstaff since he was a boy, the international striker who spotted something special, and the manager who gave him his debut in English football…
Not many Premier League players can be found watching their old youth team train but Sean Longstaff is one of them. “You will just see him of a night time leaning on the barrier watching the kids train,” says John Farrage, chairman of North Shields Juniors. “He has a nephew at the club so he often just stands out of the way watching the sessions.