After making Premier League history in Wednesday’s 1-0 victory over Sheffield United, Joe Willock has confirmed that he will be remaining at Newcastle permanently.
Willock joined Newcastle on loan from Arsenal in the middle of the season and has made an immediate impact for Steve Bruce’s side. With his goal against the Blades, the 21-year-old became the Premier League’s youngest player to score in six consecutive games.
Joe Willock On His Future:
Willock spoke about his future for BBC Sport. He said: “I’m not sure. I need to talk to someone to figure out what the right course of action is for me. I’ve made lifelong friends and established a strong bond with the fans. It’s one of my choices, and I’ll think about it.”
Bruce has made it no secret that he wants to retain the midfielder past this season.
“As I previously said, it is a two-edged sword. We must honor the fact that he is an Arsenal player. We’d love to get him here if we would “Added the director. Let’s see what we can come up with because he’s just what we’ve been looking for. Joe has a lot to remember, but we’ve given him the freedom and permission to go on. He is a young footballer who enjoys his sport.”
Despite not playing the first three games of his run, the midfielder has scored in six consecutive league games.
Willock scored in starts against Leicester, Manchester City, and Sheffield United after coming off the bench against Spurs, West Ham, and Liverpool.
The 21-year-goals olds have helped the Magpies stay in the Premier League, where they are still 15th.