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Newcastle United: Magpies open talks for Joe Willock loan extension

Newcastle United: Magpies open talks for Joe Willock loan extension - Newcastle United

Newcastle United have opened talks to re-sign Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock on loan, as their summer recruitment drive intensifies [The Times].

The Lowdown: Newcastle United gear up for 2021/22

Moving into 2021/22, many onlookers will be intrigued to see how Steve Bruce builds on his side’s 12th placed finish last time out given the state of limbo the club is currently in.

Making some inroads in the transfer market, the Magpies have been linked with moves for ex-Swansea striker Andre Ayew and Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer in recent times.

Could the Toon now turn to a familiar face for their first major signing of the window following recent developments?

Would Willock be a good signing for Newcastle United?

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The Latest: Newcastle United open talks over Willock loan agreement

Newcastle are said to have opened talks to re-acquire 21-year-old Willock on a season-long loan agreement [The Times].

Conversations between player and club have already taken place, with Gunners manager Mikel Arteta yet to make a final decision on the talent’s future.

Of course, Willock enjoyed a brilliant temporary stint at St James’ Park last campaign, becoming a fan favourite in the North-East.

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The Verdict: Willock would be an astute signing for the Magpies

The England Under-21 international would be an astute signing for Bruce’s men on a temporary basis if they cannot secure a permanent deal.

Possessing a knack of arriving in the right place at the right time, he would benefit from another period of regular football at Newcastle United.

In 2020/21, the London-born midfield maestro wowed fans during his time on Tyneside, scoring eight goals from 14 appearances [Transfermarkt].

Furthermore, he impressed with his desire to win the ball back frequently. Across the campaign, he made a commendable 71 ball recoveries [Premier League].

Once labelled as ‘brilliant’ by Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer, he would be an important acquisition and would excite the United supporters heading into the forthcoming term [This is Futbol].

They should look to ratify a deal as soon as possible.

In other news, a former Newcastle United man believes the Magpies would love to sign a Premier League midfielder.


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