This comes after Toon journalist Luke Edwards shared a post on his official Twitter page saying that he’s been told that while Newcastle will try and sign the Englishman on a permanent deal from Arsenal this summer, it will be more about how hard they try and sign him.
Edwards then added that if Toon owner Mike Ashley was willing to splash the cash to sign Joelinton, then he “has do the same with Willock”.
This post then gathered a lot of replies from Toon supporters who were quick to share their responses to this latest claim:
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say in response to Edwards’ post about Willock and Ashley?
“He is proven in the Premier League, has to get him! He took Joelinton who was unproven, and the risk hasn’t paid off!”
“Our £12m budget probably buys Willock’s right toenail in present form”
“Wow Luke. Most sensible thing you’ve ever said”
“Wasn’t there reports of NUFC having a transfer budget of £12m this summer? That might get his left leg”
“If they were serious, the deal would already be agreed. Don’t take the risk of someone else getting in”
“Cant see us financing that move without the possiblity of ASM going the opposite way and we get some coin. £20m price going around is way to light the way he is playing”
“Ashley wants out tho, I can’t see him spending any money. Complete state of flux x”
Looking at the replies to this post, it appears that some of these Newcastle supporters aren’t feeling particularly confident that Ashley will do what it takes to sign Willock on a permanent deal this summer.
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Given how the 21-year-old, who is currently valued at £14.4 million, has managed to score a goal in each of his seven previous Premier League appearances for Steve Bruce’s side, it would make sense for the club to at least try and keep him at St. James’ Park on a permanent basis.
However, with the Daily Mail claiming that Newcastle’s starting summer transfer budget will be just £12 million this summer, with anything else coming from player sales, it’s understandable why some of these Toon supporters aren’t confident of a permanent deal for Willock becoming a reality.