Newcastle United fans have been reacting to a claim from the Sunday Mirror (4/4, pg 63) that Arsenal are open to selling Joe Willock this summer.

The midfielder is currently on loan at St. James’ Park and has made a bright start.

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Joe Willock Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

The 21-year-old has added drive and vitality to the midfield, and has come up with a couple of goals already – his latest being the crucial equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

He has not set the world alight, but he has definitely made some positive contributions and the team looks better for having him on the pitch.

Talk is already turning to what will happen with Willock this summer.

It’s being reported that Arsenal are open to selling the player, but he could cost in the region of £20 million.

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Joe Willock (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

That might end up proving too much for Newcastle, and it almost certainly will be if the club slips into the Championship.

It is therefore paramount that the Magpies execute a successful safety mission in order to give themselves the best chance of re-signing Willock.

On social media, fans have been reacting to the report Willock could be sold, and it seems plenty would love to see him become one of their own:

 
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