It has been reported that Leeds – who will play in the Premier League next season after winning automatic promotion from the Championship – have opted against making a move for Longstaff.
The 20-year-old midfielder is out of contract at Newcastle and is a free agent at the moment.
Udinese and Leeds’s Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United are also interested in the England Under-20 international midfielder, according to the report.
Bad decision from Leeds United?
Longstaff has made only a handful of appearances for Newcastle in his career, but reported interest from Udinese and the Blades show just how good he is.
The 20-year-old is a free agent, and although Leeds will have to pay a compensation fee, it will still be worth it in the long run.
The Englishman is a dynamic midfielder who will improve under Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa.
Leeds need a strong and big squad in order to succeed in the Premier League next season, and Longstaff will make the Whites better.