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NUFC Target Feels Recent Loan Moves Have Been Crucial To His Development

Arsenal fly to Orlando tomorrow to prepare for Sunday’s Florida Cup against Inter Milan. All indications are that Newcastle’s top summer target Joe Willock will be on that flight.

The ball is in Mikel Arteta’s court as to the midfielder’s future. For now at least, it appears that Arteta is going to take a long look at Willock before making his decision.

After the 1-0 defeat at York City on Sunday, Steve Bruce said he had a few things bubbling away in the transfer market. However, he conceded that nothing was imminent.

In addition to Willock, Newcastle are in talks to land Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on a season-long loan. He could be one of the targets Bruce mentioned on Sunday.

The Express have published some comments from the 21-year-old about his loan spells over the past two seasons. The attacking midfielder split the 2019-20 season between Charlton and Swansea in the Championship. Last season he had his first taste of the Premier League with West Brom.

Gallagher believes those loans have been very beneficial to his development. This is what the young Englishman said about those moves:

“I’ve loved every loan I’ve been on. It’s been great meeting new people, playing with different players, and under different managers. It’s all about getting different experiences.

“With Sam at West Brom, it was more about the dirty side and doing that well, whereas at Swansea it was about runs in behind and creating chances.

“Each manager has helped improve different areas of my game.

“I’ve improved as a player in the past two years, and a lot of that is down to the four managers I’ve played under. I want to push on even more now.

“I think of myself as an all-round midfielder.

“I know defensive intelligence is something I can improve on so I’ve been working on that. I’ve been told I need to get better at that so I’m focusing on it.

“I’m only 21 so I feel like I’ve gained a lot of experience already. It’s still just the start. I’m nowhere near where I want to be. I know I can go even further.”

Gallagher is destined for another loan this season. From these comments, he seems very determined to fulfill his vast potential. The England U21 international only turned 21 in February so he could be primed for a breakout season.

If he is one Bruce is targeting, let’s hope there is a breakthrough soon. Newcastle are falling behind the pack having made no additions with the season due to start in under four week’s time.

141 comments so far

  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #121

    Silly boy putting words in people’s mouths.

    Grow up lad

  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #122



    Jul 20, 2021 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #78
    “Listened to the Wraith and Patterson steam earlier and Keith sounds confident the TO will be done.”

    if they said otherwise they would lose their celebrity status.

    A tad harsh on K.P yes or no?
    What have you done to support ya club recently? I nearly said the Toon but thought better..

  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #123

    Ahh the insults agian
    Lost the argument
    Cant get me to be positive

    So youll insult me instead
    Never seen that coming


  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #124

    Does Jane even support the club?

    I thought she was PR?

  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #125

    Insults?? 😆

    Don’t forget the whisky night fella

    I’ve never offered you out

  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #126

    I suppose youll try and gett he blog closed down ?
    Or maybe get the turds goons to try and intimidate me like the did with Gen

    Seen quite a bit of in on here

  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #127

    See what i mean
    Lost the debate

    Went full into insults as youve got NOWT

    Ive asked this a thousand time
    What do you base your positive attitude on exactly ?

  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #128

    The best i can fuigue is you just think its healthy to be positive in some vague way
    And base all your thoughts on stuff youve read on twitter

    Yeh ??

  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #129

    Insults? Getting blog shutdown?

    Someone is clutching and I’m the one who has lost the so called argument?

    No argument just you making stuff up

  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #130

    Sorry Mund but to be fair and balanced,a few days ago you said Willock wouldn’t be on the plane to the States.
    You got one right for a change 😉

  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #131

    But hey

    Stay postive guys

    Its working

    Just 2 more weeks

  • NY Mag

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #132


    Give is your address and I’ll see what I can do about sending the boys round for a quiet word 😀 😀 😀

  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #133


    Making stuff up

    Habe we been sold yet ?
    Must have missed it
    Weve been 2 weeks away from a “sale for 16 months now

  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #134

    One night of whiskey and offering violence over and over but I’m throwing insults saying that?

    Speaking the truth lad

    You can’t handle the liquor put down the bottle

  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #135


    Ask JIB hes got enough of my details to track me down


  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #136

    Aces that was an opinion nothing more or less

  • geordietom

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #137

    Mund …

    Dont engage with the green one mate …

    its like banging your head off a brick wall ….

  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #138

    Sure is Tom

  • NY Mag

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #139

    Doesn’t bare thinking about what jib has in his little black book 🙂

  • Anglosaxon

    Jul 20, 2021 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #140

    Toon 22 you’re ranting and raving, calm down you need to give your head a shake you sound like a demented 15-year-old this is a blog for adults take a break.

  • eggman

    Jul 20, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #141

    Yes mate im in for the H2H – am i premier league this year?


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