Arsenal youngster Joe Willock did not receive many opportunities at the Emirates this season and the arrival of a new midfielder in Martin Odegaard made the gunners decide to loan him to Newcastle United to get him minutes, and this decision has proved to be beneficial for all parties. Joe Willock has impressed at Newcastle United and its now reported that Arsenal have set their asking price.
Joe Willock has struggled to get consistent first team minutes over the last two seasons as the gunners seem to be stacked in midfield and its believed that Mikel Arteta had his reservations about his defensive capability. Willock was loaned to relegation fighting Newcastle United in the January transfer window and he has so far scored four open play goals there hence The Magpies having the urge to try to permanently sign him.
The Telegraph is now reporting that Arsenal have set their asking price for Joe Willock at £20million after his recent form and that Newcastle United are indeed interested in the young Englishman who has scored three more open play goals than any midfielder at the Emirates Stadium this season. The report claims that Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce will make Joe Willock a regular starter in his side next season if he accepts to join them on a permanent basis.
Joe Willock is yet to talk about the possibility of permanently signing for Newcastle United but it is however clear that they would want to keep him, now the question being; would he give up the chance to make it at his boyhood club (Arsenal) to get regular minutes.
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