Joe Willock is set to join his representatives in talks with Newcastle United over his future with the same expected to be held with Arsenal.
According to the Northern Echo, the Gunners midfielder is receptive to the idea of moving to the North East club on a permanent deal after his stunning start to life at St James’ Park.
The midfielder has been in amazing form for Steve Bruce’s men and became the youngest player in Premier League history to score in six successive games in the top-flight after his header against Sheffield United.
He earned praise from his manager after the victory over the Blades, who claimed the situation surrounding the midfielder is a ‘double-edged sword’.
When commenting on the 21-year-old’s future, Bruce said: “As I have said before, it’s a doubled-edged sword. We have to respect he’s Arsenal’s player. If we can, we’d love to bring him here.”
“Let’s see what we can do because he’s exactly what we needed. Joe has still got a lot to learn but we have given him a freedom and a licence to get forward. He is a young player enjoying his football.”
Willock’s future proves to be an incredibly tricky scenario for the Gunners.
Do you keep hold of a player, who possesses an abundance of talent and will no doubt improve your midfield? Or do you sell him due to his unquestionably high value during a time of economic uncertainty?
Just a quick scan of the Arsenal squad will have the answer to your question about whether the club should sell Willock or not.
The lack of goalscorers from midfield is quite scary and shows the lack of quality within the side.
To score six goals from midfield across a whole season is tough enough for a young midfielder making his way into the top division. But, to do it for six league games in a row is quite staggering and a show of the £20k-p/w Hale End academy graduate’s quality.
He possesses an Aaron Ramsey aura about him and given how successful the Welshman proved to be, that’s the best thing the north Londoners could’ve hope for.
Those working at the club have probably followed the England youth international’s journey and prayed for a breakthrough into the first-team.
So, it would be baffling to say the least if the team even considered selling Willock given his performances so far.