Newcastle United would consider exhausting their resources to sign Joe Willock this summer, but seemingly only if he’s available for £20m.

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND: Joe Willock of Newcastle United scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on February 06, 2021. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Athletic report that Newcastle United only have a meagre transfer budget this summer, but a permanent move for Joe Willock remains entirely possible.

According to the claims, the Newcastle hierarchy are unlikely to sanction the signing of two 27-year-olds for £10m each, but they would be more flexible with Willock. If Arsenal are willing to sell for £20m, Newcastle would consider using up their resources on him.

Given Willock is a young player with potential and a fan favourite, he’s one of few the club would make funds available for. But it still depends on whether Arsenal even allow Willock to leave at all.

A report over the weekend suggested Arsenal wanted £30m for Willock, so even Newcastle stumping up £20m may not be enough. It likely depends on how keen the Gunners are to sell and replace, and whether there are any rival bidders.

Earlier this week, AS Monaco were linked with a move, with a couple of French publications claiming the club were in talks with the player. If that interest is serious, maybe the Ligue 1 side can put pressure on Newcastle.