By Paul Robinson

10th Jun, 2020 | 7:00am

Exclusive: PL big guns tipped to offer Newcastle player the deal he wants

Paul Robinson has claimed there will be a number of Premier League sides willing to match Udinese’s offer for Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff.

The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested if money was important and he wanted to stay in England, there would be options for the 20-year-old.

Sky Sports revealed last week that the central midfielder has been offered a £30,000-a-week deal by Serie A side Udinese with a healthy signing-on bonus.

Newcastle’s original contract offer was just half of that figure but the club have returned with an improved offer worth over £20,000-a-week.

Robinson insisted it would be bad business for the club to lose the midfielder for just a £400,000 compensation fee.

“He has scored some important goals and Newcastle would not get a great compensation fee for him,” he told Football Insider.

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“To lose a player of that quality for that price would not be great.

“It is still so early in his career and he would be moving into the unknown. I think he would be a lot better playing in this country.

“I cannot imagine it would be his first choice. Is it for financial gain? I am not so sure, that for that amount of money, it would be worth taking the chance of moving to a different country and a different style of football in a different league.

“If he did not want to stay at Newcastle, I am sure there would be a lot of suitors in this country that would match Udinese’s offer if money was important.”

Football Insider revealed last month that Everton are interested in the England Under-20 international.

Longstaff, who is out of contract on 30 June, has scored three goals in 12 appearances this season.

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