Robinson shares verdict on Newcastle re-signing Willock amid £10m reveal
Newcastle United will struggle to sign Joe Willock permanently this summer, according to Paul Robinson.
The former Spurs and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 21-year-old will be coveted by a number of Premier League clubs after an “absolutely brilliant” season.
Willock enjoyed great success while on loan at St. James’ Park, with eight goals in his 14 Premier League appearances.
As quoted by the Evening Standard, Steve Bruce said he “would love” to re-sign the attacking midfielder this summer.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Willock’s future, Robinson said:
“Willock been absolutely brilliant in a team who, let’s not forget, have been struggling.
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“There has been a lot of pressure on the Newcastle team because a lot of fans want Steve Bruce to be sacked. It’s not easy for a player when that’s going on during a relegation battle. Willock has handled that pressure though.
“Even if Arsenal are to let him go this summer I think they would struggle to sign him.
“His performance over the past few weeks have been fantastic and they have put him in the shop window. I think Premier League clubs will be queuing up to sign him.”
Football Insider understands Steve Bruce has been told he will have a meagre transfer budget of just £8-10million this summer.
Therefore, Newcastle will have to generate the money to fund a move for Willock through player sales