According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United are looking to loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock for the rest of the season before the end of the day. The 21-year-old could complete the move to St. James’ Park in the coming hours as manager Mikel Arteta asked him to go on loan. The Spaniard believes moving to a club like Newcastle is exactly the challenge Willock needs at this stage of his career, but whether the player is ready to swap north London for the northeast remains to be seen.
Magpies manager Steve Bruce expects a final response from Arsenal in the next few hours as he plans to strengthen his roster for the remainder of the campaign. Willock has played 16 times in all competitions for Arsenal this season, ten of them with three goals and three assists. With competition for game chances getting tougher now following the arrival of Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard, moving to another location will definitely do something good for the England youth international’s development.