Report: Midfielder tells Arsenal he wants to join Newcastle; club open to deal on one condition
Newcastle United have received a huge boost in the transfer market with Joe Willock telling Arsenal that he wants to rejoin the Magpies this summer, according to a report from 90min.
Willock proved to be an outstanding loan signing for Newcastle last season. He scored eight goals for Steve Bruce’s side, including seven in his final seven appearances.
Unsurprisingly, Newcastle want to bring him back to Tyneside. And it was reported earlier this week that talks between the two clubs had begun.
Interestingly, Mikel Arteta has subsequently suggested that Willock is in his plans. However, it would appear that Willock could still move on this summer.
According to 90min, the Gunners have told Willock that he can choose where he plays next season. And he has responded by telling Arsenal that he wants to return to Newcastle.
The report adds that Arsenal are willing to loan the 21-year-old out. However, they want a £15 million obligation to buy included in the deal.
Agreeing loan with obligation to buy is surely a no-brainer for Newcastle as Willock tells Arsenal he wants Tyneside return
It is surely a no-brainer for Newcastle. Signing Willock proved to be pivotal in the Magpies staying in the Premier League last season.
Another loan would excite the fans – particularly if Newcastle committed to making his move permanent ahead of next summer.
It is arguably a surprise that Arsenal will reportedly sanction a £15 million obligation.
If Arteta is confident enough in his ability to leave the door open for the midfielder to be in his plans next season, he surely has the potential to be worth a lot more by the end of the campaign.
But if the opportunity is there, Newcastle must grasp it with both hands.
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