Matty Longstaff Signs New Two-Year Contract With Newcastle

"It took a bit longer than I'd hoped but I'm really happy it's done now,"

Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff has signed a new two-year contract, with his brother Sean Longstaff already playing for the club.

The 20-year-old midfielder Matty Longstaff, whose deal expired this summer, scored three goals in 15 appearances last season after coming through the Newcastle academy.

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He scored the winning goal on his Premier League debut against Manchester United in October.

“It took a bit longer than I’d hoped but I’m really happy it’s done now,” Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff told the club’s official website.

“I can’t wait to get back to playing at a full St James’ Park hopefully soon.”

“I spoke to [manager] Steve Bruce and we talked through it and it was a no-brainer after I spoke to him.”

“He gave me my chance and I’m really looking forward to working with him and his coaching staff, who were all great with me.”

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Bruce said: “It’s great to see a young local lad from North Shields staying with his boyhood club. It’s taken a while, but patience is a virtue and I’ve always said that I was quietly confident.”

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