‘Worth double’: Some Arsenal fans angry with rumour about their £22m-rated player
Newcastle United are rumoured to be interested in Arsenal player Joe Willock – and some Gunners fans on Twitter are angry about the latest update on the transfer saga.
According to The Telegraph, Arsenal want £22million to sell Willock this summer, something which Newcastle are now prepared to cough up.
The report claims Mikel Arteta’s side are prepared to sanction his sale, but the player is still mulling over his future.
Willock scored eight goals in 14 games after joining Newcastle on loan during the second half of last season.
The Geordie fans would love to see him at St James’ Park due to his impact on loan, but it would mean leaving his boyhood club. He’s a talented attacking midfielder to come through the Arsenal youth system, so it would be brave to exit.
The English playmaker has had a couple of seasons in and out of the Gunners starting XI. However, it looks like fellow academy graduates Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka have now overtaken him in terms of their importance to the senior group.
It’s obvious that Willock is good enough for the top flight and perhaps he’s weighing up how much game time he can gets under Arteta if he stays.
Arsenal fans claim £22m for Willock is a bargain
A selection of Arsenal supporters on social media hate the idea of losing Willock for anear-£20million fee. They insist his Newcastle loan means he’s worth much more.
One compared it to last summer’s sale of Emiliano Martinez. The north London club sold the goalkeeper to Aston Villa for £17million, which in hindsight looks like they let him go far too cheap. The 28-year-old was a colossus in net at Villa Park last season.
Here are some Arsenal fans discussing Willock: