Joe Willock To Stay At Newcastle On A Permanent For £20m

Newcastle are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock on a permanent transfer, Steve Bruce has confirmed.

According to The Telegraph, Arsenal are open to selling the England Under-21 international this summer but will command a fee of around £20million.

The Magpies are expected to be at the front of the queue for his signature, considering how much the 21-year-old has enjoyed his time on Tyneside.

“You could see by his elation that he was delighted for the team. He's a young lad and I'd love to keep him here and we will have some big conversations with Arsenal [about doing that],” said Bruce ahead of Saturday's trip to Liverpool.

Willock has struggled to break into Arsenal's first team on a consistent basis andNewcastle have utilised him as an impact substitute recently.

“We will have to have a conversation with Arsenal first,” Bruce added.

“It's a bit disrespectful of me to talk about him because he is still their player, but certainly, the move has helped him and it has helped us.

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“If there is something that can be done [to sign him] I would love to do it.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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