Matty Longstaff, Newcastle United midfielder, is loaned to Aberdeen.
The 21-year-old, who scored a goal in his Premier League debut against Manchester United two years ago, fought for regular football at his childhood club and is now heading to the Scottish Premier League where he will face Aberdeen’s Stephen Glass. a manager who had a spell at St. James Park.
Longstaff, whose older brother Sean is also a Newcastle player, is expected to sign a one-year renewal before leaving. Matty’s current contract expires at the end of this season and his parent club wants to protect his value.
“It happened very, very quickly in the last couple of days,” said Steve Bruce, Newcastle’s head coach, in his pre-match press briefing on Friday morning.
“For several weeks now we have been saying that it is important for young Matty to go and play football. He had a tough year last year for one reason or another, so this is a great opportunity for him to go out and play, it’s that simple. “