Sky Sports are reporting that Joe Willock’s proposed move to Newcastle United has been delayed over personal terms.
Keith Downie states that there is still some distance between both parties when it comes to the contract we’re offering and the terms he’s demanding.
The Chronicle have reported that his representatives are looking for him to become one of the club’s highest earners, while The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath has stated that the length of his deal is the final sticking point.
As explained below, there’s believed to be no issues between Arsenal and Newcastle after a fee rising to £25m was agreed on Sunday night, with problems surrounding personal terms to blame for the ‘lack of progression’ over the past 72 hours.
Here’s what Downie – Sky Sports’ North East correspondent – has had to say about the delay, insisting our wage offer isn’t low:
Willock was pictured back in North London on Wednesday afternoon, with him featuring on Eddie Nketiah’s Instagram story from the Arsenal training ground.
Sky Sports presenter and Toon fan Pete Graves has also offered an update, saying it could be a ‘nervy few days’ for NUFC fans and Steve Bruce – who wants to see him sign in time for Sunday’s clash with West Ham:
If he’s to feature this weekend, he’ll have to sign by 12pm on Friday – so it’s about time we got a move on!