In an exclusive interview with The Transfer Tavern, Rob Lee, who made 343 appearances for Newcastle United, has claimed that Arsenal will be looking to receive £25 million for Joe Willock, who is currently on loan with the Magpies.
Willock has impressed during his short spell on Tyneside which has led to reports suggesting Newcastle will be looking to bring him back next season, either on loan or on a permanent basis.
Should Newcastle sign Willock permanently?
The on-loan midfielder has been the subject of reports suggesting that his parent club will be looking for £20 million if Newcastle want to sign him, with the Gunners needing to raise funds if they are to sign Martin Odegaard in the summer.
Speaking on how much Arsenal will want for Joe Willock and what Newcastle have to be careful of during negotiations, Lee told The Transfer Tavern:
“They’ll probably ask for £25 million and that’s the problem these days.
“You look at some players and think, ‘is he worth it?’ There has to be some sort of range where clubs aren’t willing to go past to sign a certain player.”
Willock had been a mainstay since joining from Arsenal, even scoring on his debut, however Steve Bruce has dropped the 21-year old for their last three games.
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