Manchester United closing in on signing Sean Longstaff

Manchester United are keen on the transfer of Newcastle ace Sean Longstaff according to reports from England. It is understood that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the one pushing for the transfer.

Manchester United have been active in the transfer window so far with the signings of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James. The Daily Mail claims that United have made a formal bid for Longstaff.

The player enjoyed an impressive debut season for Newcastle despite suffering a season-ending injury in February.

It is thought that Manchester United have offered the Magpies £15 million for the player. Newcastle are undergoing tough times as the club confirmed last week the departure of longterm manager Rafa Benitez.

Owner Mike Ashley has also been looking to sell the club which has affected their transfer plans. With all these in place, United are hoping that the club would accept their bid for the player.

Longstaff is thought to be interested in making the move to Old Trafford. The Englishman is seen as a long-term replacement for Nemanja Matic in the midfield and he brings endless energy and has good passing abilities.

If the deal pulls through, he would be the third British player to make the switch to United this summer.