Report: Newcastle agree fee for Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock


The Athletic are reporting that Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Arsenal for the permanent transfer of midfielder Joe Willock.

Mikel Arteta left the midfielder out of the squad for Arsenal’s pre-season friendly with Tottenham Hotspur earlier on Sunday and it appears a deal has been agreed for the reported fee of around £20m.

Personal terms have yet to be agreed but it is believed Willock’s return to St.James’ Park is edging closer.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Magpies in the second half of last season, scoring eight goals for Steve Bruce’s side.

He is likely to become Newcastle’s first summer signing.



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