Bruno Guimaraes couldn’t contain his excitement as one of his fellow Newcastle United teammates made a return to full training. The Brazilian star may soon have a new midfield partner this season, with Joe Willock nearing a return to action after a lengthy absence. Willock, who last played for Newcastle in May when he got injured during a 4-1 victory over Brighton, has been on a challenging road to recovery. However, he recently returned to training, and Eddie Howe confirmed that his return to playing in the black and white shirt is now closer than ever.
Following his return to training, Willock shared a heartfelt message on his official Instagram account, expressing his happiness at rejoining the team and thanking all those who supported him during his rehabilitation. His post prompted a response from his teammate Bruno Guimaraes, who was clearly overjoyed to have ‘Willockinho’ back.
Bruno’s enthusiasm to have Willock back is palpable, and they will soon be back on the field together. The timing of Willock’s return is perfect, coinciding with Sandro Tonali’s impending ban due to an investigation by the Italian Football Federation for betting, potentially keeping him out for the rest of the season. Willock is well-positioned to fill the void, and Newcastle fans are eagerly anticipating his return, given his outstanding performance last season and his potential for further improvement. There’s been a lot of excitement behind the scenes about his upcoming return, and now it’s closer than ever. Willockinho is back, and hopefully, it won’t be long before he reminds us why he earned such a special nickname.