Newcastle eyeing up a player plus cash deal for 21-yr-old target this summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Newcastle United are keen on signing Joe Willock on a permanent deal this summer and according to Chronicle live the Magpies could use goalkeeper Freddie Woodman in a possible player plus cash deal.
The report further states that Arsenal are looking to add an English goalkeeper to their homegrown quota. In that case, the inclusion of Woodman in a deal for Willock could be tempting for the Gunners.
Furthermore, the Londoners need to raise funds for their own transfers and they have been linked with the likes of Ben White in recent weeks.
Willock was on loan at Newcastle during the second half of the last season and he made quite an impact at St James’ Park.
The 21-year-old central midfielder chipped in with vital goals for Steve Bruce’s side and he ended up scoring eight goals In 14 appearances.
The Arsenal midfielder also managed to end the Premier League season with Newcastle on a high by scoring in seven consecutive games.
SL View: Ideal move for all parties
The youngster managed to establish himself as a key player for Newcastle last season and it makes sense for the Magpies to try and him on a permanent deal.
The 21-year-old is quite young and he is likely to improve with experience. He has the talent to develop into one of the best goalscoring midfielders in the league.
Furthermore, Willock will want to play regular first-team football at this stage of his career and Arsenal might not be able to provide him with that platform.
A return to Newcastle could be ideal for the player as well and it remains to be seen whether the two clubs can agree on a deal in the coming weeks.