“Hopefully there’s more to continue in the future” Willock hints at Newcastle United stay

Joe Willock has had arguably the best loan spell in England in this second half of the season.

The Englishman started this season with much uncertainty over his playing time and spent the first half of the campaign mostly on the Arsenal bench.

He left the Gunners to join Newcastle United in the last transfer window for the rest of this season.

Everyone expected him to see more game time in Steve Bruce’s side, but very few would have expected him to go on a scoring spree.

The midfielder has now scored seven times for the Magpies and his goal against Sheffield United last night was his 6th in consecutive games.

He now holds the record for the youngest player to score in six consecutive league games in Premier League history.

His goal yesterday was in front of some Newcastle fans who were returning to the stands after the coronavirus restrictions and they showed him how much they appreciated his efforts.

The midfielder has now opened the door to a return but admitted that he cannot promise them that he would make the transfer from Arsenal.

Willock told NUFC TV via The Northern Echo: “I want to say thank you for making me feel so welcome and thank you for greeting me with open arms.

“I hope you’re satisfied with what I’ve given for the club so far and hopefully there’s more to continue in the future. I’m not going to promise anything, but the conversation is going to be held.”

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11 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    Not too sure, if he has much say, if he wants to come back. He has obviously found a team and manager he likes playing for and is appreciated for his strengths. Our midfielders cant boast his scoring record.

    1. jon fox says:

      So do you WANT him back then or not?

      1. Reggie says:

        Me, i would have him back tomorrow but for him, he probably will be appreciated more at Newcastle.

        1. siamois says:

          i agree!

        2. Loose Cannon says:

          Reggie, we have have a habbit of throwing our precious gems away for cheap – Gnarby, Jeff Rene, Ismael Bennacer, Donyell Malen, Glen Kamara, and we struggle with expensive overpaid, overhyped flops and cast offs, season after season (the only exceptions being PEA and Martinelli) and then we ponder why we are mid table. Anybody who joins AFC, turns out into a poor signing, latest example being Thomas Partey. Even a top top left back, Tierney has struggled with injuries ever since joining us. Would prefer Willock start any day over Cabellos or Elneny, unfortunately his head seem turned towards Newcastle. Who can blame him, as a budding footballer, he had to look up at some rotten attitude senior players as role models.Players who collected their weekly wages inspite of downing tools. Players who brought about doom to the clubs history and culture, just to have the gaffer sacked (and succeded twice, third time unlucky). Which young player would like to be part of this team? We need to keep hold our young talent, as in the next 5 years – Willian, Xhaka, Elneny, Auba, Laca, Cedric will not be here, maybe I could be wrong as we have turned into an old age home for cast offs and sick notes.

          1. Reggie says:

            Agree LC and our present manager seems worse than any at ignoring young talent in favour of experienced under performing players.

  2. CorporateMan says:

    The more reason Willock should be sold for a good offer. Openly flirting with NUFC is wrong and unacceptable. We need players who desperately want to be here to give their very best.
    My opinion

  3. PJ-SA says:

    He found a manager and team that believes in him. We need midfield to chip in with goals, we are very short in that department.

    1. Reggie says:

      I concur!

      1. Reggie says:

        I dont think Arteta rates willock or cant see his qualities or doesn’t want too.

  4. RFrancis says:

    If NUFC are willing to drop 30M on the table, I would let him go….especially if we fail to qualify for Europe.

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