Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff is closing in on a loan move Scottish side Aberdeen it has been confirmed.
Longstaff, 21, saw his opportunities limited last term due to a number of factors. Negotiations over a new contract failed to go as planned, while he also picked up a thigh injury early on in the campaign. The Englishman featured in just five Premier League games, two of which were substitute appearances.
Bruce revealed on Tuesday that there had been ‘one or two’ enquiries over Longstaff. It looks like that interest has resulted in a loan bid.
At a press conference, Bruce revealed that the player is in talks over a move to Scottish outfit Aberdeen.
The manager said: “It’s happened very, very quickly over the last couple of days.
“We’ve said now for a good couple of weeks it’s important for young Matty to go and play some football.
“He had a difficult year through one thing and another last year, so it’s a great opportunity for him to go and play, it’s quite as simple as that.”
The player’s brother, 23-year-old Sean Longstaff, could also leave the Magpies before the end of the transfer window.
A reunion with Rafa Benitez at Everton is reportedly on the cards. Premier League rivals Southampton are also interested in signing him permanently. Last week, it was claimed that a £10million bid would be enough to prize him away from the north east.
The central midfielder has entered the final 12 months of his contract, which is why Newcastle are considering a sale.