Newcastle have signed midfielder Joe Willock from Arsenal for £25m on a six-year deal.The midfielder accomplished a medical at Newcastle’s coaching floor on Friday morning however he has not been registered in time to face West Ham in Sunday’s Premier League opener.
Willock has been Newcastle’s main goal all window following a profitable mortgage spell within the second half of final season.The 21-year-old scored eight targets in 14 appearances and set a brand new report by turning into the youngest participant to attain in seven consecutive video games.
Discussing his return to Newcastle on a everlasting foundation, Willock mentioned: “There isn’t any higher membership for me for the time being to come back to and make that step than Newcastle.
“He [Steve Bruce] referred to as me so much, he was filling me with a great deal of confidence and simply talking to me on a degree that I like to talk on.
“He’s a really good man, a really reliable man. He is somebody I belief so much and I really feel like that was a giant a part of why I got here right here as nicely.”
Newcastle boss Bruce had made no secret of his need to see Willock return to the membership this summer season, and mentioned final month they’d “hold badgering away” to safe his signing.Bruce mentioned: “We have needed to be affected person and chronic, nevertheless it has been definitely worth the wait to convey Joe again.”I need to thank Lee Charnley particularly for the work he has put in to make the deal occur. The membership have gone above and past to make it attainable.”Joe is an excellent younger participant with all of the attributes you need in a midfielder, and he definitely proved that in his time with us final season.”This is a transfer I do know our supporters actually wished us to make, and I do know they may be a part of me in giving Joe a really heat welcome again to St James’ Park.”
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Willock mentioned he was “buzzing” to be returning to Newcastle and shall be in competition for their journey to Aston Villa on August 21.”I beloved my time right here final season and I’m actually comfortable to be again and to be a Newcastle United participant,” he added.”Leaving Arsenal is clearly a giant step, and I’d wish to thank everybody concerned with the membership for all their help through the years, however that is the suitable transfer to the suitable membership on the proper time for me.”I solely obtained one probability to play in entrance of a smaller variety of Newcastle followers as a house participant final season, so I can not wait to step out in entrance of a packed St James’ Park and expertise that ambiance.”Follow the Premier League with Sky Sports128 solely reside Premier League matches.First decide of matches for each weekend of the Premier League season.The finest punditry staff in soccer together with Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp, Graeme Souness, Micah Richards and Roy KeaneKelly Cates within the presenter’s chair for Saturday Night Football and Friday Night Football. While David Jones fronts Super Sunday and Monday Night Football.In-game targets and clips for cell units from Sky Sports reside matches.Extended highlights On Demand by means of Game of the Day and Match Choice.Sky Sports is your final vacation spot for home soccer with reside protection of the Premier League, EFL, Scottish Premiership and the current addition of the FA Women’s Super League.Find out extra about Sky SportsKey dates for the 2021/22 seasonThe 2021/22 Premier League will begin on Saturday August 14 – 34 days after the Euro 2020 last at Wembley.The season will finish on May 22 2022, with all 10 video games kicking off on the identical time.The 2021/22 EFL season will kick off on Saturday August 7.Next season’s League One marketing campaign will end on the weekend of April 30 2022, with League Two and the Championship on one among May 7 and May 8 respectively.The League One play-off last will then be held on Saturday May 21, the League Two play-off last on Saturday May 28, and the Championship play-off last on Sunday May 29.Follow the summer season switch window with Sky SportsYou’ll be able to comply with all the newest switch information and rumours in our devoted Transfer Centre weblog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms, in addition to preserving monitor of all of the developments on Sky Sports News.