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Town Among Clubs Linked With Benfica Striker
Wednesday, 15th May 2019 11:20

Town are one of a number of clubs who reportedly could renew their interest in Benfica striker Chris Willock, who is said to be set to leave the Portuguese club.

According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola West Bromwich, Hull City, Queens Park Rangers, the Blues and Norwich City were all keen on former Arsenal trainee Willock in January but Benfica weren’t prepared to allow him to depart.

However, it’s reported that Benfica are now set to allow Willock to exit on a permanent basis after the 21-year-old failed to break into the first team at the Estadio da Luz and that those clubs could renew their interest.

Londoner Willock joined Benfica having come through Arsenal’s academy, who joined aged five, in the summer of 2017, signing a five-year contract. For Benfica’s B side Willock has scored 22 goals in 63 games.

The 5ft 10 in tall former England U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 international made two sub appearances in the League Cup for the Gunners.

Town are certainly keen on adding strikers to their squad ahead of their League One campaign but the Blues would appear unlikely to be in a position to pay a fee for Willock.

They would also almost certainly be outgunned by the other clubs said to be interested in even if there proves to be some truth to the link.

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Northstander_Blue added 11:27 - May 15
Not going to

iaintaylorx added 11:32 - May 15
Doubt this would happen but I’d definitely take him!

Toperz added 11:33 - May 15
Who comes up with these rumours

Toperz added 11:35 - May 15
In other news grezimann has confirmed he's leaving atletico Madrid to join Ipswich Town

ShropshireBluenago09 added 11:38 - May 15
A Portuguese newspaper

ITFCFan added 11:44 - May 15
Id stick with the Norwood link a much better option and i also think Kayden Jackson will show his worth in League 1.

ArnieM added 12:00 - May 15
A bit of a non starter for me. As soon as Championship Clubs mentioned it’s adios Ipswich .

Nazemariner added 12:10 - May 15
Quiet news day is it Phil?

Dolphinblue added 12:55 - May 15

Barty added 12:57 - May 15
Not sure if we will need him if both Messi & Ronaldo join us as rumoured !!

ThaiBlue added 13:19 - May 15
Absolute rubbish

Saxonblue74 added 13:29 - May 15
As soon as I read "one of a number of clubs" I lose interest!

PaulHurstITFCLegend added 14:04 - May 15
Random championship clubs thrown in by a reporter who has no idea we have been relegated.

tractorboybig added 14:34 - May 15
who. who is any good is going to want to come here?

BlueMoolay added 14:39 - May 15
About as much chance as platting fog.!!

herfie added 14:53 - May 15
Shome mishtake shorely!😂

TractorClarke added 15:43 - May 15
Whilst i agree to some extent with others on here that no one wants to come to us (Not extactly true but you get the point) i can see some witht he right attitude being interested.

Think about it, would look good for them to come and hopefully be part of a promotion winning side, that could springboard some people and even if they moved on after to bigger clubs they would have done the job for us.

I am not for one minute thinking that this guy will come but what i can se is the potential with us to put yourself in the shop window.

Everyone knows we will be a scalp in league 1 but if there is any time to be part of a club that needs to be on the upwards trend its us and its now.

Not sure why i am being so positive, i must admit i have the feeling we are going to be poor in league 1 also at least to begin with, but i forever live in hope as we all have for a few years now. Ever the optimist i guess

RegencyBlue added 15:44 - May 15
Batistuta still thinking about it as well?

Seriously, it’s not worth reporting this stuff.

1psw1ch added 16:07 - May 15
Who,s next for a rumor ,
Philip coutinho

BeattiesBackPocket added 16:12 - May 15
Silly seasons kicked in early! If we have to compete with any clubs above us or half of league one we have no chance I’d rather have news when it’s real and gonna happen

BeattiesBackPocket added 16:14 - May 15
Tractorclarke I love your positivity and keep it up I just fear we’ll do our usual and not pay the wages for people as well have another season of being one of the smallest budgets again it’s why we are where we are in afraid

therein61 added 16:32 - May 15
Forget Benfica players we are in a situ where we could only get Bolton players in a fire sale.

Cheshire_Blue added 18:31 - May 15
Why is this being reported when the chances of him coming here are zero ?

IRTractorboyz added 18:36 - May 15
Silly rumours looks like an agent trying to drum up business

Dolphinblue added 18:55 - May 15
More likely sign Chris Pillock from Benfleet 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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