Alan Nixon has claimed that Newcastle United can now sign Joe Willock before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Saga goes on
There have been various reports throughout the window of the St. James’ Park faithful wanting to bring Willock back on a permanent deal, with one even claiming that they have already agreed a deal with Arsenal.
Should Newcastle have signed Willock?
He is reportedly the priority target for the Tyneside club, but only time will tell if they end up getting their man.
The Latest: Promising 3-word update
As per football journalist Nixon, the potential permanent transfer of Willock to the North East has ‘got a chance’.
However, the Gunners will not drop their price much below £30m, and Nixon adds that it will come down to how Steve Bruce’s team make their payments.
The Verdict: Sign
If the Magpies can significantly negotiate down the original price of £30m, then signing Willock on a permanent deal is a no brainer.
The English midfielder scored no fewer than eight goals in total in 14 games in the Premier League in the 2020/21 season while on loan (Transfermarkt), and clearly elevated the side as they climbed away from the relegation zone.
Thus, the Toon should be looking to get this deal done as soon as possible ahead of the new campaign, which is not far away now.
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