Journalist Charles Watts has recently talked about Newcastle United’s potential move for Joe Willock.
Newcastle’s arbitration hearing with the Premier League over their potential takeover has been adjourned until early 2022. There is an issue surrounding the disclosure of evidence involving both sides of the dispute.
Watts talked about this and linked it to the club’s chase of Joe Willock when the journalist appeared in the latest video on his YouTube channel. He stated that the Magpies may not be able to match the asking price for the midfielder as Mike Ashley is reluctant to spend any substantial amount on the club.
Will Newcastle sign Willock?
He stated: “Joe Willock is clearly one of those players that they could sell to get some money in. The issue there is, Newcastle are the club that really wants him and Newcastle haven’t got any money because Mike Ashley doesn’t want to put it in because he’s trying to sell the club.
“And now that the arbitration hearing over their takeover has been delayed until 2022, and that kind of feels like Newcastle are now stuck with Mike Ashley definitely for another season. Is he going to pay any money when he’s trying to sell the club? I don’t really know.”
TIF Thoughts on Willock to Newcastle…
Willock’s contract at Arsenal runs out in the summer of 2023 and if he moves to Newcastle for next season, he’d have just one year of his deal remaining at the end of another loan spell.
That’ll make it easier for the Magpies to sign him permanently, as he’ll have a year left on the Arsenal contract, so signing him on a loan deal for another season could be a sensible move for the Magpies, especially if the takeover happens in the meantime and they may have more money next summer to snap him up for keeps.