“We have to buy more players like Joe Willock” Newcastle star starts charm offensive

Allan Saint-Maximin has called on Newcastle United to keep hold of Joe Willock after his impressive loan stint with them.

Willock had struggled to find playing time at Arsenal in the first half of the season and joined the Magpies to get some game time in the last transfer window.

He has been a hit at the northeast side and may have earned himself a place back in Mikel Arteta’s plans.

Newcastle United wants to keep him beyond his current loan spell, but they will struggle to convince Arsenal to sell the 21-year-old.

Their tricky winger, Saint-Maximin, believes that the Magpies need to target top young players like Willock.

He has enjoyed playing alongside the Arsenal man with whom he maintains a fine relationship, both on and off the pitch.

He even hints that their combination can be compared to that of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “The club has given me everything, the opportunity for me to show to everyone my quality in the Premier League.

“They gave me the opportunity to feel really comfortable in Newcastle.

“I feel really good with everyone – players, the coach, the fans. When they asked me about a new deal, I feel that I have to give. Sometimes when people give you something, you have to give back.

“But before I signed it, I had always said Newcastle should not be fighting against relegation every year.

“We have to fight for the top 10, it’s what the supporters deserve.

“Sometimes you have to think about your future, you can see Leicester winning the FA Cup, you play football to win trophies, not to fight to stay up.

“We have to buy more players like Joe Willock, he can be really great for the team and for myself, I am 24 years old, and have to think about the national team, about winning trophies, and hope the club can give me that.”

He added: “My relationship is really good with Joe inside and outside the pitch, and you can see how that helps a team when you have players like that – like Harry Kane and Heung-min Son at Tottenham.”

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5 Comments

  1. pires says:

    Arteta want him back :”for years to come “so he will be back…Period.

    1. John Andrews says:

      Lol… May be Allan saint maximum could follow him back to arsenal. Arsenal actually needs a tricky winger like him for the right wing. Martineli does put in a shift down there occasionally but I see him as a future CF.

  2. speedy says:

    Joe Willock has now scored in six
    consecutive PL appearances. He’s the
    youngest player in the competition’s history
    to do so, at the age of 21 years and 272
    days. Just to give you an idea of the kind of
    form he’s in, across those last 6 matches,
    Willock is averaging a goal every 43.2
    minutes.

  3. speedy says:

    he has outscored any arsenal player since january

  4. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    don’t be so sure of us keeping Willock, as rumours are already swirling that he will be sold off to bankroll more Arteta-friendly recruits…it’s clear that no real relationship exists between our present manager and the player in question, so I wouldn’t be surprised whatsoever if he was sold this summer…furthermore, Arteta’s boring brand of football has no place for a forward thinking goal-scoring midfielder, which is why he was sent out on loan in the first place…this might be the first of many poor decisions by our fragile and misguided manager should he be given another window to tinker

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