I think the disagreement comes from the notion that what he is 'worth' (the original question) directly correlates to his perceived market value based on a select few clubs being willing to offer him an inflated wage. I don't agree with that and what he is actually worth remains far lower in my opinion. He is simply not worth 25K on what I've seen, what other 19 year olds with 12 apps are worth, etc etc. However I accept his agent has us bent over and he's already lubed up. It will always also be skewed by our fans insatiable desire to believe that Mike Ashley is ****ing us at every turn. Whether through malice or incompetence. So they become frustrated that Newcastle are unwilling to be ****ed over by Longstaffs agent. That then becomes "well he is only asking for what he is worth" when he isn't. As I say whether he is worth it or not is largely irrelevant because the scenario is set, he is holding better cards so you might as well accept it, sign him and protect your asset. The risk is of course he becomes nowt and you are stuck with him until 24 on a bumper contract he never deserved.