Rafa Benitez targeting Everton move for Newcastle midfielder
Everton are reportedly interested in signing Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff during this transfer window.
According to a report from The Times, Rafael Benitez wants a reunion with Newcastle's Longstaff at Everton, being keen to add to the squad for the upcoming season.
Longstaff has just one year left on his current contract at Newcastle, and if he is not willing to sign a new contract with the Magpies, then they better sell him this window in order to get something for him.
The report claims that a move for Longstaff from Newcastle to Everton and hence playing under Benitez 'could materialise'.
Longstaff struggled for form last season, making 27 appearances in all competitions, yet he was often a bit-part player, with him making just 15 Premier League starts in a Magpies side that failed to create plenty of chances for their forward line last season.
Longstaff is a very talented midfielder, and while he is now an established Premier League player, there is the feeling that he has plenty more potential to be unleashed at the age of 23.
The English midfielder has been on the books of Newcastle for his whole professional football career so far, but with him being on the fringes of the squad, then he might be poised for a move away.
The 23-year-old flourished under Benitez at Newcastle, and he might be encouraged to move to Everton given that he would get the chance to play under the Spanish manager once again.