By Gabriel Agbonlahor

11th Aug, 2021 | 4:03pm

Bruce may have another £10m to spend at Newcastle after BBC's Willock update - Agbonlahor

Newcastle United may have another £10million to spend this summer after reportedly agreeing a fee for Joe Willock.

So says ex-Premier League hitman Gabby Agbonlahor, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Steve Bruce’s transfer kitty.

BBC Sport reported on 8 August that the Magpies have agreed a £20m deal with Arsenal to sign Willock.

Willock, who spent the second half of 2020-21 on loan at St. James’ Park, is understood to have not yet agreed personal terms.

The 21-year-old midfielder is an Arsenal academy graduate and is under contract at the Emirates until 2023.

Agbonlahor claims that Bruce may have been entrusted with a £30m budget this summer.

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He also suggests that the manager won’t be forced to make sales in order to offset the potential cost of the Willock deal.

He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I don’t think they’ll need to sell because they haven’t signed anyone all summer until now.

“Maybe Steve Bruce has known for a while that he’s going to have about £30m to spend and he’s seen Willock as a player that he wants.

“It makes sense for them to do that. I don’t think they’ll sell, I think they’ll want to add more because they don’t want to struggle again like last season.

“It’s a good signing. He’s the perfect player to have around. He can start or he can come off the bench and Steve Bruce likes exciting young players.

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