Report: Joe Willock open to permanent Newcastle move after Dad impressed with club
Newcastle could yet sign Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock this summer, with the young Gunner’s Father said to be impressed with the Magpies.
Willock was hugely impressive in a loan spell in the second half of the season. After joining in January, he scored 8 goals in just 14 games, including a record setting seven in a row.
However, he has now returned to Arsenal, with no concrete word on where his future lies as yet. But The Chronicle has claimed that Willock could still find himself at Newcastle.
The report states how Willock is said to be open to a move back to St James’ Park in the summer. Further, it claims Willock’s Father, Charles, has been impressed with how his son was handled in the Northeast.
Newcastle, though, could have to pay around £30m to land Willock. That fee will obviously push the boundaries, in terms of finances.
Mike Ashley is still thought to be seeking a buyer for the club. A lot, then, could depend on who is in charge at Newcastle in the coming months.
Willock, meanwhile, will return to Arsenal in pre-season. It is yet to be seen if Mikel Arteta will incorporate him into the first-team upon his return.
Newcastle signing Joe Willock would be massive, even at £30m
While it might seem a big fee for a player who has had just one good half a season in the league, Willock showed he is a top player.
If he can continue that form then in all honesty, more teams other than Newcastle should show an interest. His goals, timing of his runs into the box, and eagerness to improve and play, all go in his favour.
It’s a big summer for Newcastle. They’re a few signings away from being a decent enough PL side. If they can get Willock, then they should ensure they go all out to do so.
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