Danny Mills has welcomed the news that Newcastle United have reportedly revived contract talks with Matty Longstaff.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international argued that the 20-year-old is an “asset” for Steve Bruce’s men, as well as claiming that it is “crucial” the Magpies don’t lose talent unnecessarily this summer.
The Chronicle reported earlier in the week that the Toon Army are still hopeful of persuading the young midfielder to stay on Tyneside after his contract at St. James’ Park expired at the end of July.
That means Longstaff is now a free agent, but he has yet to take up any offers from potential suitors, with Serie A club Udinese reportedly keen to snap him up.
And with Newcastle still eager to keep him at the club, Mills is hopeful that a deal can be struck.
When asked whether retaining Longstaff’s services would be a good deal for the Magpies during an interview with Football Insider, he said: “I think it would be because he’s an asset, it’s as simple as that.