Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest post from Toon journalist Mark Douglas regarding the club’s reported interest in signing Joe Willock from fellow Premier League side Arsenal this summer.
He also added that he is “going to coach them and train them, and respect and look after everybody”.
In his quoted post, Douglas pointed out just how unsure Arteta sounded about Willock’s future with the Gunners amidst the reported interest from Newcastle to sign their former loan man again this summer.
This post then gathered a number of replies from Newcastle fans, who were not shy in sharing their thoughts on the situation.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say in response to Douglas’ post about Arteta’s comments about Willock?
“Let’s be honest, the deal is there to be done. If we don’t, add it to the long list of things to blame Mike Ashley for. #NUFC”
“Sounds like he wants to keep them so much… not haha”
“This should be an easy deal to get done. We want him and he wants to come. Any other club would’ve signed him by now”
“I actually think that sounds like he knows he’ll leave but whilst he’s under his care he’ll coach and train him.”
“We might as well move on, obviously isn’t happening”
“Yeah he will likely end up going elsewhere. NUFC holding out for a loan most likely. I am at the point of giving up to be honest, it’s just a drag on your life, man.”
Looking at the replies to this post from Douglas, it seems as though while some Newcastle fans think their club could well make an attempt to sign Willock once again this summer, others don’t have the same confidence in the Toon to be able to work out a deal to bring the midfielder back to St. James’ Park.
In our view, given how Willock managed to score eight goals in 14 appearances for Steve Bruce’s side during his time there, Newcastle should, at the very least, approach Arsenal to see if they can sign the midfielder again this summer, either on a permanent basis or another loan deal.
If Arsenal then say they want to keep hold of Willock or price Newcastle out of a move, only then should the Tyneside club move on and focus on bringing some other players in ahead of the new season.