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Report: Arsenal ‘likely to sell’ 21-year-old for over £20m to fund their own spending

Arsenal are reportedly “likely to sell” Joe Willock this summer, amid interest from Newcastle United. 

According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners are expected to offload the 21-year-old for over £20million during this transfer window in order to help raise money for their own spending. 

The report explains Willock is a “prime target” for Newcastle, and their owner Mike Ashley is willing to spend big when it comes to young talents.

However, conflicting reports earlier in the month from 90min claimed Willock wanted to move to Newcastle next season. But, he would leave the Emirates Stadium on loan rather than a permanent bass. 

It’s not clear yet on where Willock will be playing next season, but the Mail’s update is that he’s set for a permanent departure. 

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The box-to-box central midfielder is a huge talent from the Arsenal academy, proving the Gunners youth system is working.

He had a great loan at St James’ Park in the second half of last season with Newcastle, with their supporters making him a fan favourite. 

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Arsenal should be happy with £20m for Willock

If Willock does leave for £20million, it looks a fair deal for all involved. 

He’s got the ability to push for a spot in Mikel Arteta’s team, but at the same time he’s not a guaranteed starter for Arsenal.

Also, his sale would be extremely useful in bringing in others.

Emile Smith Rowe, who signed a new contract on Thursday, looks like the creative playmaker that Arsenal have decided to invest in.

Willock can though be a Premier League success elsewhere, especially if he reunites with Newcastle.

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