Joe Willock has been exceptional at St James’ Park following his deadline day move from Arsenal. The 21-year-old revitalized a toothless Newcastle attack and helped them secure once again secure Premier League status.
According to the Telegraph, Willock’s fine spell has prompted Newcastle United to look at signing the 21-year-old on a permanent deal. The England U21 international has been in fine form for the Magpies following his move, scoring seven league goals in just thirteen matches.
Newcastle Looking to Extend Joe Willock’s Stay at Newcastle
Joe Willock Ready to Move
The news comes in the wake of Joe Willock expressing a wish to extend his stay at St James’ Park. The 21-year-old was speaking to NUFC TV following Newcastle’s win over Sheffield United, saying: “I want to say thank you for making me feel so welcome, thank you for greeting me with open arms. I hope you are satisfied with what I have given for the club so far and hopefully, there’s more to continue in the future. I’m not going to promise anything but the conversation [about signing permanently] is going to be held.”
A Game Changer at St James Park
The England U21 international has been a catalyst in helping Newcastle United secure Premier League status. When Joe Willock arrived at Newcastle United, the club were struggling with just 22 points from their 21 matches.
The Magpies had secured just five points and had just one victory from their previous ten matches. The England U21 international scored on his debut against Crystal Palace to guide Steve Bruce’s men to their second win of the year.
The tide changed for Newcastle United and Joe Willock during their match against Tottenham Hotspur. The Magpies’ string of poor results had seen them drop to just two points of 18th placed Fulham. An 86th-minute equaliser from Joe Willock earned a much-needed point for the Magpies.
Willock went onto score in his next five matches to help the Magpies cross the 40-point mark. Joe Willock’s winner against Sheffield United made him the youngest player in Premier League history to score in six consecutive league matches.
Joe Willock Stay Could Help the Magpies Keep Allan Saint-Maximin at Newcastle
Allan Saint-Maximin has arguably been one of the better players to arrive at St James’ Park in recent seasons. Despite having a contact until 2026, the winger’s impressive form for the Magpies has seen the former Saint-Etienne academy graduate attract interest from several clubs.
Recent weeks have seen Saint-Maximin express his views on keeping Willock at St James’ Park. During an exclusive with Sky Sports, the 24-year-old spoke about signing the England U21 international on a permanent deal. He also spoke about his relationship with the 21-year-old midfielder: “My relationship is really good with Joe inside and outside the pitch, and you can see how that helps a team when you have players like that – like Harry Kane and Heung-min Son at Tottenham.”
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