FC Schalke 04: strange Newcastle deal? Now it comes out that …
Gelsenkirchen. It succeeds FC Schalke 04 a spectacular player exchange? It’s about Nabil Bentaleb and a talent from Newcastle United. But one by one.
As the English newspaper “Daily Star” reports, the FC Schalke 04 keeping an eye on Matthew Longstaff. The midfielder is playing his debut season on the Tyne, but unlike his brother and team-mate Sean Longstaff, he is not at all satisfied with his playing times.
FC Schalke 04 interested in Newcastle’s Matthew Longstaff
The 20-year-old managed only 15 competitive matches under coach Steve Bruce, so he decided to extend his contract, which expired at the end of July. Although Bruce frankly says he’d like to keep him, it looks like Longstaff will be leaving Newcastle free of charge this summer.
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Udinese Calcio seemed long in the negotiations with Longstaff – but now Jochen Schneider intervenes. The S04 sports director wants to lure the 1.71 meter small “Toon” into the Ruhr area.
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Longstaff knows where the gate is
A not unimportant point for Schalke with weak offensives: Matthew Longstaff, although residing in defensive midfield, definitely exudes a goal threat. On his Premier League debut, he promptly scored the golden goal in the 1-0 win over Manchester United, in the following eight league games he managed to get another goal (again against United) and a third in the FA Cup.
Bentaleb gone, Longstaff ago: Jochen Schneider makes a double Newcastle deal clear? That would be a big step for FC Schalke 04.
Further departure is emerging
In addition, another departure is emerging at S04. Bernard Tekpetey, originally lent to Fortuna Düsseldorf, is about to jump off. You can read here where he could go after his mud fight with the Fortuna.
Schalke in the cup
The draw in the DFB Cup took place on Sunday. You can find out why Schalke got the most complicated lot here.