Newcastle United will make a permanent offer for Joe Willock this summer, and they’re increasingly sure he’s willing to make the move.

Joe Willock of Newcastle United acknowledges the fans after the full-time whistle - Newcastle United v Sheffield United, Premier League, Football, St James Park, Newcastle, UK - 19 May 2021. Copyright: Richard Lee / BPI / Shutterstock
Joe Willock of Newcastle United acknowledges the fans after the full-time whistle – Newcastle United v Sheffield United, Premier League, Football, St James Park, Newcastle, UK – 19 May 2021. Copyright: Richard Lee / BPI / Shutterstock

The Telegraph report the Newcastle United will make an offer to sign Joe Willock permanently this summer, and they’re increasingly confident he’s ready to make the transfer.

Arsenal are apparently open to selling to raise funds, though they may be reluctant to let Willock leave early in the window. They also may want even more than the previously reported £20m asking price – given recent form.

Steve Bruce has made Willock his number one priority signing this summer, but Newcastle may not have the money for a big bid. The player himself may have to push for a transfer to make it happen.

The Northern Echo add that Willock has meetings planned with Newcastle officials and Arsenal officials (separately) in the coming weeks, to discuss his future. He is reportedly ‘receptive’ to the idea of a permanent transfer.

Speaking to NUFC TV, Willock said: “I hope you’re satisfied with what I’ve given for the club so far and hopefully there’s more to continue in the future. I’m not going to promise anything, but the conversation is going to be held.”

Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin is keen for the club to sign Willock this summer, after developing a close relationship with the Arsenal loanee. That could help to push the club to pursue a move, as they’ll want to keep their key players happy.

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