May 25, 2024

Dummett has made three appearances off the bench in the top tier this season, two in the previous two games, totaling 15 minutes. The substitute’s manhandling of Everton’s Ashley Young resulted in a penalty for the Merseyside team to square the game.

The defender has played Spurs ten times in his career, only playing against Manchester City more, winning four, drawing one, and losing one. He last played Tottenham in April 2021, when they drew 2-2 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

First-team football appears to be a distant memory for Longstaff next season; with the midfielder valued at more than £20 million, there is a fair probability he will leave this summer to assuage any FFP concerns.

Selling Longstaff would mean pure profit

Newcastle United: 'To be in this position now is a real privilege' - Sean  Longstaff - BBC Sport

 

Longstaff came up through the system and made his debut in 2018 under Rafa Benitez.

This season, the Englishman has made 26 Premier League appearances, scoring four goals and assisting two others.

He also played a significant role in the Magpies’ Champions League campaign, scoring a stunning goal against PSG in an epic 4-1 victory at St. James Park.

Because Longstaff is an academy graduate, any money he brings in will be advantageous for the organization. This summer is the last chance to collect a substantial fee for him, as his contract expires at the conclusion of next season.

Longstaff knew he wasn’t 100%

In an interview with The Athletic, he admits to breaking his foot in a game against Everton last season and rushing his rehabilitation from an ankle injury received against Bournemouth in November.

“We came back for preseason and brought Sandro in. It’s like, ‘Well, you don’t want to lose your spot on the squad’. I lost it because I wasn’t entirely fit, but it improved after a while. Longstaff spoke.

“When I rejoined the team, I thought I was performing admirably. Then I was hurt again at Bournemouth in November. It was a 10-week ankle ailment, and I was back in four.

“Playing with one bad foot is difficult enough, but when you have a sore left foot and a right ankle that doesn’t move properly, it’s never going to be easy, especially at this level.” It’s what it is.

“I’ll always put the team ahead of myself and people will either see that and appreciate it or they won’t.”

 

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