Mark Douglas has dropped a promising Newcastle United transfer update regarding Joe Willock.
The Lowdown: Willock impresses
It is safe to say that Willock has taken his loan spell to St James’ Park by storm, having racked up seven goals in 13 Premier League games for the Magpies before their final match away at Fulham this afternoon (Transfermarkt).
Should Newcastle sign Willock?
It is not just with his goals in which he has contributed, but his overall displays as well, with Alan Shearer hailing his performance as ‘magnificent’ in the 3-2 home win over Southampton back in February when he first arrived on Tyneside.
The Latest: Promising Willock update
Writing in his latest piece for The Chronicle, Douglas has reported that Newcastle believe Willock wants to return to St James’ Park for next season.
Key to the Magpies’ pursuit is that they would build a team around the central midfielder, whereas he is not guaranteed to be a regular starter at Arsenal.
Willock does not want to go back to being a bit-part player and sees the Toon as the perfect platform to continue his development as a footballer.
The Verdict: Newcastle must sign Willock
Newcastle must do all that they can to ensure that Willock is signed on a permanent deal once the summer transfer window opens.
The 21-year-old has already shown his worth with his goals, and he certainly gives an added athleticism in the middle of the park which Steve Bruce will need going into the new campaign.
Nonetheless, other clubs will surely come knocking at the Gunners’ door given his form on Tyneside, and Newcastle need to make sure that St James’ Park is his only destination.
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