Joe Willock updates arrive after talks – Player pushing for big deal, but ‘very positive’ noises

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!

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4 thoughts on “Joe Willock updates arrive after talks – Player pushing for big deal, but ‘very positive’ noises

  1. He’s supposed to be on 20K a week so I would imagine, considering his contribution last year, and the fact we need him more than he needs us, we would be happy to double that, or more. Give him Muto’s wages.

    He’ll be looking for an opportunity to get himself into the England World Cup squad so I would imagine that he wants some kind of guarantee of playing time. He had to be frustrated last season. Streets better than anyone else we had but still fighting for 15 or 20 minutes here and there.

    The only other thing worth holding up a transfer would be a release clause. If we’re doing well and some big club comes along and offers 60 million then great, but taking into consideration our penchant for occasionally dipping into the Championship he probably wants a relegation release clause that lets him leave for substantially less, so he can move on and keep his England hopes alive.

    He’s just a young lad – maybe he just wants permission to go home for a couple of days after each away match in London!


  2. If you were Willocks agent and knew how desperate Newcastle are to do a deal you would push for the best contract possible. I just hope he can fulfill the expectations once the deal is finally done.


  3. Being a gooner it’s sad to see the lad being sold, he scores goals from mf, his homegrown and I think arteta as made another mistake as usual, I think you guys will get a great player if this deal gets done, and good luck to the lad in his future.


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