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No ordinary Joe

1 month ago
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According to Sky Sports and others on Sunday night Joe Willock will now be signing for Newcastle.

If true, I am genuinely happy, even if the fee is in the region of £25m.

Of course, the fee could have been around £10m if those at Newcastle United had possessed real conviction in the lad’s ability back in January. False economy as per usual.

Sporadic playing time shouldn’t be a problem at Newcastle for Joe Willock in the forthcoming season and he will go in with confidence, especially considering that he became the youngest ever player in Premiership history to score in seven consecutive games, in our successful fight against relegation only a few short months ago.

I also heard that Joe fell in love with the region whilst up here.

What Newcastle should now do, is to try and bring a goalscoring striker in, because Callum Wilson needs to be kept on his toes, and we cannot rely on Dwight Gayle as an alternative for an entire season in the Prem.

I have made clear my thoughts on Joelinton to anybody who will listen and I don’t think he brings anything to the table….even as a squad member.

I believe we should cut our losses immediately, though that could be tricky as Joelinton must have thought he had won the lottery joining us and getting a contract of £80k a week. He’s going nowhere and it’s lucky for us he’s not also on bonus for scoring goals.

Maybe we should look abroad to bring in a striker, preferably young….but with a “proven” goalscoring pedigree. The market is massively over-inflated in England and “Scatter cash” Ash will not sanction another £10m to £15m even on a promising young-un.

Well, I hope the information that Joe Willock is joining permanently is correct. At last some good news for supporters in what has become a depressing close season….a scenario that we have all became well accustomed to.

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