Football NewsArsenal releases Joe Willock to Newcastle
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Joe Willock will now negotiate with the 40s for a permanent move to St James’ Park.


Joe Willock moves to move

The 21-year-old midfielder is aiming for a move to Newcastle after Arsenal negotiated a fee of around £ 25 million with the forty for the midfielder. The 21-year-old has been a top target for Steve Bruce all summer after his superb credit period at St James’ Park last season, which saw him end the campaign by scoring in seven consecutive Premier League games. But negotiations between the clubs proved to be slow, with Arsenal seeking a permanent deal for their academy product, while Newcastle chose to put it on a different lease.

Newcastle has now agreed to Arsenal’s demands and has filed a bid for Joe Willock, who remained outside the Gunners’ squad, to face Tottenham on Sunday in their final pre-season friendlies of the summer. The international Under-21 fees for England are projected to be around £ 25 million including add-ons. Joe Willock will now be in talks with Newcastle for a permanent northeast move, with Bruce looking to bring in a midfielder ahead of the new Premier League season.

Arteta has been reluctant to discuss Joe Willock’s future in question following Arsenal’s defeat by Spurs. Mikel Arteta said they gave reasons when they could. That’s all Mikel has to say right now. When he has more to say, he will let you know.


Arsenal wants to change its roster

Arsenal are well aware of the need to sell some players through this window as they are looking to change their squad. So far, Mavropanos, William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi all left this summer, but only on a leasehold basis. Arsenal has spent around £ 75m to attract Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ben White, but now needs to raise cash to help fund further signings.

The fee, which could reach £ 25m for Joe Willock, who is not seen as a regular starter Mikel Arteta, will boost Arsenal’s chances of bringing in a new attacking midfielder this summer, with Odegaard and Maddison. The Gunners are also looking to sign a new goalkeeper and are asking Sheffield United Aaron Ramsdale.