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Report: The only thing stopping Joe Willock’s £22million move to Newcastle United

Newcastle United are interested in Arsenal’s Joe Willock but there is only one thing that is blocking the transfer from getting completed in this summer transfer window.

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( Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock / Photo via Getty )

Newcastle United are interested in Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock who was with them for only six months after making a loan move there in the January transfer window. Newcastle United have been open about their intention of bringing Joe Willock back to St James Park but his proposed return to the Magpies has however been held up by just one reason.

Arsenal decided to loan Joe Willock to Newcastle United in the 2021 January transfer window after it became clear that he was not in the plans of Mikel Arteta and the young Englishman surprised everyone by scoring eight Premier League goals in that short period. Newcastle United have since then been very vocal about trying to resign Joe Willock in this summer transfer window as their manager Steve Bruce has even been giving weekly updates about their plans of resigning the 21 year old Arsenal midfielder.

The Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle United are ready to pay Arsenal’s asking price of £22million for Joe Willock but that the deal is still stuck due to one reason which is the inability of the young star to decide on whether to join the Magpies or stay and fight for his spot at the Emirates Stadium. Joe Willock is yet to make a decision on his future and its reported that this is stopping the deal from getting completed as Newcastle United seem to be ready to pay the asking price in this summer transfer window.

It is not known whether Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has promised Willock game time for next season but the player has always claimed that he wanted to be a star of the North Londoners since he has been with them since childhood.

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