Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly demanded for his third signing in Sean Longstaff to be completed swiftly before the pre-season tour.
The Norwegian has recently seen deals for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James wrapped up but he’s not satisfied just yet.
The former Molde manager had publicly stated a desire to have all his signings completed before pre-season but fans never truly believed that would be the case.
Solskjaer’s revolution is well and truly under way and so far he has stuck to his transfer policy of buying young, British prospects.
Longstaff fits in with the same mould so it makes sense why he’s targeted but it’ll be tough to convince a stubborn Newcastle side to let go of one of their stars quickly.
According to the Daily Star, Ole has prioritised Sean’s signing and has asked executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to not haggle and just meet Newcastle’s demands for around £20m plus add-ons.
It’s not a lot of money in fairness to the former striker and the Red Devils can certainly afford the £5m difference given their initial planned bid was £15m.
Woodward has gained a notorious reputation for elongating negotiations over small figures which threaten the deal itself so hopefully that doesn’t happen here either.