Alan Shearer has summed up the feeling of just about every Newcastle United fan following the news that we’ve FINALLY agreed a deal to sign Joe Willock.
After The Athletic confirmed on Sunday night that we’ve now struck a deal with Arsenal to sign our former loan star, the Toon legend responded with a GIF that said it all as we edge closer to a deal ‘in excess’ of £20m.
Sky Sports claim that the deal will be worth ‘in the region of £25m’, however all that really matters is that we are finally closing in on our first signing of the summer.
Here’s how Shearer reacted to the news late last night:
Here’s a reminder of what Shearer had to say about the 21-year-old back in May:
“I think the standout signing is obvious, it’s staring us in the face and we have him already.
“I jokingly said on Match of the Day the other night about playing for a big club, but there’s a little bit of truth in it. I would love him to come and sample 52,000 at St James’ Park when it’s rocking, when it’s going well and we’re getting the right results.
“The reception one of his goals would get…I think it’s an absolute no-brainer. Newcastle have to try and break the bank and get him here. Whether we will or not, I don’t know, but I ****** well hope so!
“I’m with Ian Wright on most Saturday nights, and Ian speaks to Joe and is a little bit of a mentor to him.
“I keep saying to him if he ever needs or wants anything, my number is there.
“I would love him to sample 52,000 on Saturday afternoon at Newcastle when things are going well because there’s no better place in the world of football than St James’ Park when that’s happening.
“It might be out of his hands, but I really hope we try to break the bank to bring him because he’s been incredible over the last few months.”
Personal terms need to be agreed and a medical passed, but it looks like this one is set to go through, with the player said to be keen to complete a return to Tyneside.