Everton proposed a swap deal to sign Sean Longstaff, with Tom Davies on offer, only for the deal hit the rocks it has been revealed.
According to The Athletic, Everton were so desperate to sign Sean Longstaff in the summer transfer window that they even offered a swap deal to prise him away from Newcastle United. Tom Davies was on offer for the Magpies, who did not take Everton up on it.
Sean Longstaff has been with Newcastle United since joining the club as an academy prospect several years ago. After progressing through the ranks at the Tyneside club in addition to spending around 18 months away from St. James’ Park on loan over two different spells, the English midfielder finally got his big break in the 2018/19 season.
To date, Longstaff has made 73 appearances for the Magpies while chipping in with four goals and as many assists along the way.
However, heading into the summer transfer window, it started becoming clear that the 23-year-old was not a part of Steve Bruce’s plans. This piqued the interest of Everton, who were keen on signing him.
The interest from Everton made sense as Andre Gomes was not fancied too much by Rafael Benitez in the pre-season.
The Portuguese midfielder was subsequently linked with a potential summer exit from Goodison Park before he ended up staying put at the club, although a switch to Turkey or Russia remains in the pipeline.