After a few days of silence following news of a breakthrough on Sunday night, updates on Joe Willock’s proposed move to Newcastle United have arrived from two local reporters.
The first is from The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, who claims that the player, his father Charles and NUFC chiefs held contract talks on Monday, seeing Willock’s representatives want a deal that ‘reflects his importance to the team.’
As a result, Ryder claims that he is hoping to become one of the club’s highest paid players, being aware that top earners Jonjo Shelvey and Allan Saint-Maximin take home around £90,000 per week.
Elsewhere, The Athletic’s Chris Waugh has provided a positive update on talks as Toon fans wait patiently for an official announcement.
Here’s what he’s had to say on The Athletic’s ‘Pod On The Tyne’ podcast:
“It took a little bit of time to sort of iron a few bits and bobs out with Joe Willock.
‘Personal terms – I’m told not really to do with wages – a few other issues.
“But it’s sounding like just before we came on air that it looks like it’s going to be sorted’
“At the time of recording, things are sounding very positive on that front.”
Waugh has also offered this update following the recording of the podcast, stating that talks are continuing between his representatives and Newcastle United:
So, it seems any ‘issues’ are being sorted out and the deal is edging closer.
Let’s hope he’s pictured holding up a black and white shirt soon and is able to feature in Sunday’s clash with West Ham at St James’ Park!