Man United working on signing defender after Solskjaer makes request

Manchester United are ready to make a transfer bid for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff. According to Sky Sports, United are keen on making Longstaff their third transfer of the season.

However, Newcastle want to get premium fee for the player and are demanding £50 million for the player. Longstaff enjoyed a good debut season for the Magpies where he made 13 appearances before suffering a knee ligament injury in March.

It is thought that Newcastle does not want to sell the youngster and are demanding such fee to deter United from signing the player.

Longstaff came up through the ranks to become a first team player at Newcastle. He  had loan spells at Kilmarnock and Blackpool.  before and it was at the latter he came of age in the 2017/18 season.

The 21-year-old is known for his ability to disrupt opposition attacks and plays predominantly as a defensive midfielder. He is viewed by United as a long-term replacement for Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic.

The youngster signed a new contract with the club in December that expires in 2022. Talks between both clubs are on hold at the moment, as Newcastle are currently without a manager following the resignation of Rafa Benitez.

It remains to be seen whether this transfer would occur in the coming days.