Liam Kennedy has been speaking on the latest edition of NUFC Matters about all things relating to Newcastle United.
One of the topics that he spent some time on was transfers and any potential deal for Joe Willock.
Reports suggest that Willock will cost Newcastle £20m, and Kennedy thinks that the Toon will try and sign him permanently, but they might struggle.
He said: “Yes, I think it’s something that is right on the agenda in the summer. We know that there isn’t any kind of agreement in place to take him for any longer; I don’t believe that [to be] the case and there could be a little fight for a player of that ability.
“I think he’s going to be an expensive player; taking him on loan may well not be an option because I think there’s going to be some cash bids out there.
“I think you’re looking north of £20m for a player like that. Do Newcastle United have that money this summer? We’ll find out in a few weeks how bad they’ve been impacted. I think it’s going to be a tough one to push through.”
Do you think Newcastle will sign Willock permanently?
No, he will go somewhere else
Yes, we will get him
TIF Thoughts on Willock…
Willock’s goals have helped Newcastle pick up eight points as he has scored late goals in games against West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool, so he has most certainly proved his worth to the Toon.
However, will Mike Ashley authorise a move for Willock that could be one of the club’s most expensive transfers in their history?
It remains to be seen, but it is clear that Willock is enjoying life on Tyneside, and we would like to see him make that permanent move to Newcastle.