NEWCASTLE star Matty Longstaff has joined League Two Mansfield on loan.
The Toon midfielder, 21, endured a torrid temporary spell at Aberdeen in the first half of the season.
He managed just five appearances for the Dons before being recalled in December.
Now he has made the shock move to the East Midlands.
Nigel Clough’s Stags sit sixth in the fourth tier, just three points off the automatic promotion places.
And now they have Longstaff to bolster their charge.
The two-cap England Under-20 international burst on to the scene aged 19.
He scored a stunning winner against Manchester United on his Premier League debut at St James’ Park.
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His sweet drive from the edge of the D flew past David De Gea into the bottom corner and secured a famous 1-0 win for the club he joined aged as a youngster.
And it also earned the then-teenager the October 2019 Premier League goal of the month award.
Longstaff, younger brother of fellow Magpies ace Sean, signed a new contract in 2020 but that expires at the end of this season as his career hit the brakes.
He still has just 30 senior appearances to his name.
Newcastle finally completed the signing of Dan Burn from Brighton on deadline day.
He followed Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood and Bruno Guimaraes to the mega-rich Toon in January.
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