Aberdeen sign Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff on loan

The 21-year-old moves to Pittodrie on a season-long deal.

Aberdeen sign Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff on loan SNS Group

Aberdeen have announced the loan signing of Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff.

The highly-rated 21-year-old makes the move to join the Dons on a season-long deal, pending international clearance.

Longstaff, who made his Premier League debut in August 2019, becomes the latest recruit to manager Stephen Glass’ new look Aberdeen side.

Glass 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.

“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.”

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce believes the switch will help Longstaff get back on track after only five first team appearances last season.

He said: “We’ve said now for a good couple of weeks that it’s important for young Matty to go and play some football. He had a difficult year for one thing or another last year, so it’s a great opportunity for him to go and play, it’s as simple as that.”