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Allan Saint-Maximin urges Newcastle to sign Arsenal loanee Joe Willock

Allan Saint-Maximin has told Stadium Astro that he would love to see Newcastle United complete a permanent move to sign Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock this summer – as the Englishman made it seven consecutive games with a goal on Sunday.

Willock, 21, has been in sensational form ever since moving north in January on loan from Arsenal. His stats of eight goals in 14 Newcastle appearances is seriously impressive, especially for a side that are now exactly renowned for their attacking nous.

But it is even more eye-catching given that Willock has now found the back of the net in his last seven Premier League matches – becoming the youngest player to ever do so. He netted the first as Newcastle beat Fulham 2-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Before the match, Newcastle’s no.10 Saint-Maximin told Stadium Astro that he believes Newcastle need Willock and other players of that calibre if the Toon are to break into the top 10 next season or thereafter. Willock will be somewhat expensive.

“Amazing player. Fast, scores goals, technique, good abilities. He is a really good player and we need more players like him if we want top 10. I feel more comfortable with Willock. He helps the team to play well. It is important Willock,” Saint-Maximin said.

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TBR’s view – Willock is a good deal for all at £20million

The Telegraph have claimed that signing Willock would convince Saint-Maximin to stay, but that they would need a figure of £20million to prise him away from boyhood club Arsenal. It is believed that could be a struggle for The Toon.

Of course, Mike Ashley remains at the helm and he is renowned for keeping a tight stronghold on the Toon coffers. Signing Willock is clearly a move that suits all parties – apart from Ashley’s wallet. Time will tell if he sanctions such a move.

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