Newcastle United manager

Paul Robinson is adamant Sean Longstaff is looking to leave Newcastle United after the midfielder signed with super agent Pini Zahavi.

The former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted it “does not take a brain surgeon” to see that the 23-year-old is heading for the exit door at St. James’ Park.

The Daily Mail claims that the centre-midfielder, who has just 18 months remaining on his contract on Tyneside, has signed a one-year agreement with super agent Pini Zahavi.

Zahavi’s client list includes PSG’s Neymar, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Manchester United’s Alex Telles and Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg among others.

The 77-year-old Israeli was also responsible for Rio Ferdinand’s record-breaking transfer from Leeds United to Manchester United in 2002.

When asked by Football Insider if he expected Longstaff to leave the Magpies next year, Robinson said: “Players swap agents for all different reasons.

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“It could be something as simple as he wants a change of personnel.

“But, when you move to a so-called super agent with 18 months left on your contract it does not take a brain surgeon to work out that he might be looking to leave Newcastle soon.” 

Longstaff made his fourth consecutive Premier League start against Crystal Palace last time out.

The midfielder struggled for game time at the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign but he has since won his place back in Steve Bruce’s side and is a big fans favourite after graduating from the academy.

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