“I think we need more players like him to be in the top 10” Maximin ask Newcastle to sign Willock, again

Allan Saint-Maximin has continued his quest to get Newcastle United to sign Joe Willock.

The tricky French winger enjoyed playing alongside the Arsenal teenager who spent the second half of the season with the Magpies.

Willock joined Newcastle for the second half of the campaign so that he can get more playing time.

He enjoyed that at the North-East side and he was in brilliant form.

Willock scored 8 Premier League goals to help them with their survival plans and scored in his last seven consecutive games.

The Magpies struggled with relegation this season before a late rally helped them to move closer to the top ten.

Saint-Maximin believes that they should target being a top ten team and to achieve that, they have to sign players like the Arsenal loanee because he is guaranteed to make an impact for them.

“He deserves it because he’s an amazing player,” Saint-Maximin told Stadium Astro via Chronicles Live

“He runs fast, he can score goals, he’s technical, he has good abilities so, for me, he’s a really good player.

“I think we need more players like him to be in the top 10 but that’s why when you bring a player like Willock in, even I feel more comfortable because he helps the team to play well, to draw, to win so it’s really important to have more players like Joe Willock in the team.”

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  1. Willock has more goals in 6 months than Saint maximin in two years!!!!And Saint maximin is a good player……

    1. Pires, forget about Saint-Maximim, Willock has also scored more goals in 2 seasons than all Arsenal midfielders combined!

  2. Injury to players like Saint-Maximim certainly disrupted Newcastle United’s progress. If they keep their players fit they can compete; however lack of squad depth beats them.

  3. Goes to show that arsenal has a poor coach. It’s no coincidence that all the players he let’s go perform well for other teams. He just wants to buy buy buy when he has players at his disposal.

    You dont need Odegaard when you have Willock. Niles also did well and is a great solution in the midfield. Lucas and Gend were doing well under Emery, why are they out on loan and we have tractors like Elneny. Arsenal needs a coach and fast before the new season.

  4. I’ll say loan him to Newcastle for 1 more season. I think he is happy there, it’s better than bringing him back as I do not see him playing regularly at arsenal now, that is going to cause a lot of distractions for the team next season

    1. Willock situation is going to cause a lot of concern next season.
      Who do we drop for him? ESR? partly? xhaka? The only DM we have is Xhaka so we can’t drop Xhaka, can he do better than Partey at b2b? Can we afford to play him ahead of our £45m man?
      If he stay on the bench fans will rant about how MA doesn’t trust youth, if he plays and perform badly fans will say MA doesn’t know how to use him, and if he is loaned out his case becomes like Saliba case this season

      1. I believe XHAKA WILL BE ELSEWHERE NEXT SEASON as the rumours say. I fervently hope so too. AND I EXPECT SO!

    2. What do you think would happen if we send him on loan again and has a poor/average season?if he is not going to be a key member of the squad next season we should sell him.

      1. I agree with this. I like Willock and we definitely need a goal scoring midfielder but he doesn’t seem to do well under MA.

        Strike while the iron is hot. There’s a reason our net spend is always bad because we are notoriously bad sellers. This needs to change.

  5. If Saint Maximin is so keen to play with Willock how about you get yourself to Arsenal!?

  6. I love wilock because he’s our own but I really don’t think he’s better than what we already have. I say sell him for 40 million now.

  7. TWO MATTERS PERTAIN: Firstly, St Maximin is perfectly entitled to wish JW to stay with Newcastle.
    Secondly, and in direct contrast to his WISHES , his influence in what WILL happen is precisely NIL. Which renders this article of little relevance. Or to be more precise, none at all!
    I believe it 100% certain that JW will be wearing our shirt again next season.

  8. Let this guy stay away from arsenal to be a great one. He got a lot of playing time to be where he is now. Coming back to arsenal and benched to get 10 minutes now and then will destroy his future

  9. The stats can be deceiving, alot of Willocks goals came from the bench and in a much more direct system than the one we play. If we can get 25 million for Willock it would be good business. On the Niles issue, Sam Allardyce stated that he needs to improve on and product if he wants to be a midfielder so enough said really. If the Xhaka rumours are true we will need 2 top drawer cms as nobody apart from Partey out of the current crop can get us back in the top 4. My top choices would be Bissouma and Tieleman and we could fund the majority of it through the sales of Torriera, Willock, Niles and Xhaka.

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