Transfer news: Newcastle United's Matty Longstaff joins Aberdeen on loan

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff has joined Aberdeen on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old made his Premier League debut for the St James’ Park side in August 2019 and scored a memorable goal against Manchester United later that season.

Longstaff – whose brother Sean spent time on loan at Kilmarnock in 2017 – has however struggled with injuries and featured just five times last season in the league.

Dons boss Stephen Glass, who played for Newcastle, said: “For a young player, Matty has already played in a good number of high-profile games for a top club, against some of the biggest teams in England.

“We believe he is going to continue to make good progress here with us.

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“We are pleased he has chosen Aberdeen to help him further his career, particularly as he had other high-profile options in England to consider.

“We’ve no doubt he will have a positive impact and will help us with the rest of our campaign.”

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