Willock arrived on loan from Arsenal on Deadline Day in January and he proved to be Steve Bruce’s first and only signing of the month, despite the Magpies appearing to be in the thick of a relegation battle.
Since his arrival, Willock has popped up with some important goals, such as the late equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur a late winner against West Ham and another late leveller in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield, and his form has led to reports linking the Magpies with a permanent move for the midfielder.
Speaking about his thoughts on whether Newcastle should look to make the deal permanent and how much they should be looking to pay for the 21-year old, Lee told FFC:
“I think for what he’s done in the game £20 million is too much, but that’s the price you have to pay sometimes. But I would say that at £15 million, we buy him.
“I think he has potential to get better and he will improve the team straightaway, which is good but people are starting to demand astronomical prices for average players.”
Arsenal may be willing to listen to offers for Willock but are reportedly preparing to increase their asking price for the youngster on the back of his impact at St. James’ Park.
Bruce has started the last four games with Willock on the bench but the £20,000 per week midfielder has made a huge impact in the three games he has come on, which will make it difficult for the manager to keep him out of the starting line up moving forward.