Campbell: West Brom could seal 'big coup' in Longstaff signing after reported update
Kevin Campbell has claimed it would be a “big coup” if West Brom can sign Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Albion and Arsenal striker claimed the 21-year-old would be a “great addition” to Valerien Ismael’s squad.
Longstaff has struggled for game time at St. James’ Park since he put pen to paper on a new two-year contract extension last August.
According to Chronicle Live, both the player’s representatives and Steve Bruce believe the centre-midfielder needs to play regular first team football next season.
Anderlecht, Norwich City, Middlesbrough and West Brom are all said to be interested in taking Longstaff on loan for a year.
Campbell fears there will also be stiff competition from a number of Premier League club’s for his signature.
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“To West Brom? Wow, I’d be impressed if they could get that deal done,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“He would be a great addition but I’m sure there will be Premier League club interested as well. He is a talented young player with a big future ahead of him.
“I am surprised Newcastle won’t keep him and play him. I would be surprised if they let him leave to be honest.
“Whenever he has got some minutes he has looked very capable. He looks like a Premier League player. It would be a big coup if West Brom can sign him.”