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Are we try to persuade this guy sign a new contract before going on loan?
Saka and Esr could but they need a team around them of the same level. They'll be poached soon enough if we're not back in european spots - Saka signed what a 4 year contract last summer for 40-50k a year? Should've doubled that at minimum this year and got him on a 5 year contract. Next summer he'll have 2 years left and be a key player in the England world cup squad at 20 years old...
Just curious, why is this obvious to you?For me it’s obvious Willock has potential to develop into a really fine midfielder and the one thing he needs is more playing time and exposure to different set ups.
If we make the signings we should (Thomas partner, new RB with Bellerín leaving, and AM, be it Ødegaard, Aouar, or Maddison) there's really no excuse for not finishing top 5. We would have comfortably the 5th most talented squad. Even without one of those signings I think we probably would have the 5th best squad. There's no excuse from Arteta for anything less than 5th, IMO.I don’t know tbh. I’m pretty sure we won’t finish top 6 anyway, although there’s some potential to do so.
I think he has traits that are very hard to come by in his movement off and to some extent on the ball. He has a sense for timing his runs into the box and while I stand by another post where I claimed it's not really a goalscoring midfielder we need, it's not something that's easy to come by.Just curious, why is this obvious to you?
For me, a player that has shown so little involvement on the ball and ability to receive in play in midfield, being a centre midfielder, and whose resume is built basically on a streak of goals where he vastly outperformed his xG...well let's just say it would seem to me anything but obvious that he can develop into a really fine midfielder. Strikes me, honestly, that his potential is limited to the type of player who will struggle to play any meaningful role for a top club. What we're supposedly striving to be again.
I wasn't talking about not finishing top 6 regardless of our business, but rather that I don't think we'll finish top 6 if we commit to developing/playing young players and don't do any (big) business. It was a bit sloppily stated, but in regards to the youth route. I 100% think top 6 is achievable with the business you state.If we make the signings we should (Thomas partner, new RB with Bellerín leaving, and AM, be it Ødegaard, Aouar, or Maddison) there's really no excuse for not finishing top 5. We would have comfortably the 5th most talented squad. Even without one of those signings I think we probably would have the 5th best squad. There's no excuse from Arteta for anything less than 5th, IMO.
Don't care about Willock, neither of AMN, AMN particularly is a bad player in my books, very dumb on the pitch.Hoping we can move Xhaka (time to move on), Torreira (wants to leave), and Elneny (decent but better give his place to younger talents), which means Willock can stay as CM with Partey, Lokonga, New starting CM, and AMN (if he stays). These 5 + Chambers as emergency CM is enough with only EPL and cups. Willock has shown his potential at Newcastle, its up to Arteta to develop him further. But if Arteta still dont see a role for him, then loaning hin is best for us. Though I really hope Arteta decide to use him.
Against selling Willock. Along with Partey, Lokonga, another starting calibre midfielder and Azeez, I'd say that group of midfielders would suffice for the coming season.
Loan is the worst option here(assuming we don't extend his contract).. If he's not in the plans for next season we have to sell while his value is at its highest.
You don't know his that his value is at its highest, it could be higher in a year. I've always said if we loan him then we should give him a new contract first. It really depends on how much we need the money, £50m on White, Maddison or MO as our 10, we definitely have money to spend so would £25m for Willock really make or break our window? I dont think so, that's why I prefer a loan with contract ext rather than to sell.
Make a freaking bid then? Willock is available whole summer. everyone is acting cheap ffs.