Newcastle looking to turn Willock loan into a permanent move

Newcastle United will look to extend Joe Willock’s stay with them beyond this season.

The 21-year-old moved to the North East after struggling for a playing time at the Emirates.

He wants to get more minutes and has been in fine form for Steve Bruce’s struggling side.

The midfielder came off the bench to score and salvage a point for his on-loan team in their game against Tottenham at the weekend.

That was his second goal for them since he made the move and he has impressed them enough to consider keeping him for an additional time.

Daily Mirror via Shields Gazette says the Magpies want him on their books again after this season ends.

The Gunners still believe that the midfielder will develop to become a regular for their team.

However, time is running out on him and as Mikel Arteta rebuilds his Arsenal side, the manager might be open to selling him.

Newcastle is battling just outside the relegation zone this season and they will only be able to keep him if they win the fight to stay up.

Going down to the Championship reduces their chances of signing him, but that can still happen if no Premier League team guarantees him minutes.

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  1. BillyTheFish says:

    Says who??
    Your source seems to be the Mirror, a newspaper who make stuff up every minute.
    Joe is an Arsenal player on loan with us at the Toon, and a smashing lad he is too.

  2. Grandad says:

    I may be wrong, but I suspect Willock will feature in Arteta’s plans next season as there is a need for a box to box midfielder with pace and energy , which is lacking in the likes of Xhaka, Elneny and Ceballos..Willock needs to improve his touch and decision making and show more composure in the final third but he has a lot of the skills needed to become a very decent midfielder.

  3. Dan says:

    Hope this is true
    Fact he’s not starting for Newcastle tells you everything

  4. Grandad says:

    Dan, I think you will find that the match against Spurs was the first time he has not started for Newcastle.Please correct me if I am wrong.

    1. Lenohappy says:

      Grandad you are right, but everyone with there own agenda.

      1. Dan says:

        So yeah that means he didn’t get in their line up
        Was he amazing at Brighton or dropped after ?
        In fact answer this , how many games has he won at Newcastle ?
        When you have that answer , tell me if it’s enough to warrant being in a starting line up of a team who should be aiming for top 4 ?
        As for this agenda ? Yes I have an agenda
        It’s for us to have good players at the club
        Name me 5 Leauge games Wilock has had where he’s been great

        1. Dan says:

          By the way he’s won one Leauge game for New castle
          Really improved them and that’s enough to play for Arsenal?

    2. Declan says:

      And he scored.

  5. RFrancis says:

    Good luck, Joe Wil-lock!

  6. Almaria says:

    Do not sell Willock, he is one of our best players, and will get better

    1. Dan says:

      So Newcastle have a must win game at Brighton
      He’s dropped afterwards
      Yet he’s one of Arsenal best players ?

      1. A J says:

        Don’t worry Dan, some think playing the likes of Willock, AMN , Nketiah & Nelson is the long awaited rebuild.

        1. Dan says:

          I generally think because they are young and English we are not allowed to say they are not good enough ?
          It’s like Neville is getting a hard time for saying Saka would just miss out on his England squad
          Is it that outrageous if someone says Saka is good ( could be great) but at the moment they prefer Sterling , Rashford , Sancho , Grealish , etc?

  7. Grandad says:

    Dan you are quite entitled to express your feelings about any Arsenal player, as long as you recognise that not every one will agree with you.

    1. Dan says:

      Of course , never said other wise
      Just don’t see how being dropped at Newcastle makes him good enough for Arsenal

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