Manchester United move to agree £18m deal for second summer signing

Manchester United are reportedly preparing an opening bid worth £18m as they seek to land the signature of Sean Longstaff from Newcastle United this summer.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has placed a keen emphasis on signing young British talents this summer and the club recently announced the recruitment of Daniel James from Swansea City in a £15m deal.

According to Football Insider, the club are now looking into a potential move for Longstaff and they are ready to make an initial bid of around £18m to land his signature.

The same publication claims that United are prepared to add numerous add-ons to the deal, though they may not expect a straight-forward route to signing the young midfielder.

Longstaff, 21, has recently acknowledged that he has been flattered by the transfer interest, but he has also suggested that he is committed to the Magpies after yearning to play for them from his boyhood days.

Longstaff, who is currently recovering from a knee injury, made nine league appearances for the Magpies last term – with eight of them resulting from the starting lineup.

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