Newcastle Interested In Signing Star International Left-Back


Newcastle United have had an interest in PSV left back Jetro Willems last summer and there were various reports we were trying to sign him at that time.

Chief scout Graham Carr has been tracking the 21 year-old and the youngster has already been capped 15 times by the Netherlands since making his debut in May four years ago against Bulgaria when he had only just turned 18.

He was the fourth-youngest player ever to play for the Netherlands and the youngest ever player to play for them at the Euros – when he played in 2012 in the Championships that were co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine.

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Jetro Willems – Graham Carr keen on this player

There’s news today that Newcastle are still very keen on this youngster, but he’s missed all season so far with a knee ligament injury he sustained during a training session in pre-season.

Initially he was expected to be out from eight to ten weeks but that period has been extended and he is not expected back until next month at best.

So the best Newcastle can do is wait until the summer to try to sign him.

Left back is a weakness in the Newcastle defense right now and currently local lad Paul Dummett is the starter in that position and  Frenchman Massadio Haidara is out and not back until around April with a serious knee injury.

But some top clubs are after him including Manchester United and Liverpool.

Willems was in the Netherlands team that won the UEFA European U17 Championships back in 2011 and he also made the final cut into the 23-man squad for the Euro 2012 tournament, as we mentioned earlier.

But he did not make the final cut for the Netherlands World Cup squad eighteen months ago in Brazil because of a knee injury.

Willems’ contract runs out in 18 months time and Newcastle may even get a decent deal on the player.

There’s no doubt Willems is a very good young player who would fit in perfectly at Newcastle, but we cannot have much of a chance of signing him if the Red Devils and Liverpool are keen on him.

Not unless Newcastle move significantly up the league table and get some real ambition before the summer rolls around.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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192 comments so far

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #1

    jib,

    you must google 10 links, in French, say 5 Geordie boot boy songs, and drink at least a 12 of brown ale…

    go in peace my son lol

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Howdy folks!!

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  • Jib

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Dok
    Ha ha ha
    TS

    You are right

    I have a son lives in Mexico and when we chat on Facebook it’s unreal how often stuff on either side can be picked up the wrong way.

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  • Jib

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #4

    YMFB
    Long time no visit !

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Blackley

    A few points from your previous….

    I agree due diligence didn’t cost the club. It cost Ashley. Basically he clubs debt didn’t change, he just didn’t know about it when he paid for the club. If he did he could have probably negotiated a better deal for himself….either way the club was the same. Unless Ashley used the money he could have potentially saved in a deal to put into the club, but I doubt that would have happened…even still that’s not costing the club.

    I agree Ashley taking over the debt was a good thing. It saves us paying interest to a bank/loan provider….ultimately it benefited the club in that way.

    The negative comes from one thing, the fact that the club makes profit but Ashley doesn’t have a plan to reduce the debt ultimately meaning he will never sell the advertising until it’s cleared, if he continues his policy of claiming it as an interest payment.

    I personally don’t know the value of advertising to a club like Newcastle. But eventually, whether it’s over 10, 20, 30 years if Ashley still hasn’t taken back his loan and has continued with free advertising we will eventually be down money as the cost of all that lost advertising will be more than what we’d have paid the bank in interest and loan….but I don’t know how long that would be.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib

    Aye, been moderated for such a long time I just gave up on the site. I emailed Ed saying that it was the new year and that he should give me another chance, and here I am. Never really knew what I got moderated for in the first place.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib

    Just focus on football then, everyone’s opinion on the game is welcome, some I prefer to others but happy to chat with anyone willing to listen to points and who pose points for me to consider as well.

    If you feel like you are banging your head off a wall with some posters then just agree to disagree, as passionate as you are about an opinion somebody else may be equally as passionate about their’s.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Sooo, Lacazette? Is it Sunday?

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  • Jib

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Transfer Sage
    In round figures to repay the bank for the loan would have been £15 million pa for 10 years .

    The club would now have only 30 months left to pay.

    As I say Ashley is a chubby fox

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Yet again we are slow in the transfer market, watch us being linked with about 20 names and don’t get any of them, it’s a joke, absolute joke.

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  • DicBDownUnder

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Does anyone know why Mbabu isn’t getting a chance?
    He bossed Pedro and done pretty decent against Man City. Maybe Dummett is like Shola used to be, something special in training but then babs his shorts when he steps on the pitch…

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  • Jib

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #12

    😀
    Personally I think coming from Burnley is enough to get moderated
    Ha ha ha
    Sorry am I being Burnleyist

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  • Jib

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #13

    YYYYYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    Everton 1 Man Shitty 0

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Evert play we look at is f–k so is ed pushing story’s about injured player who will out foe a while so why

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  • Jib

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Gotta lerv the FA cup

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  • BandB

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #16

    What was the name of that poster who appeared to have been banned having fallen under suspicion after someone apparently hacked Jib’s account and left all sorts of horrors on the blog in Jib’s name?
    Lluw Mort must psychic.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib, hahaha

    I guess you are! Could be worse though… I could live in Benwell! 😉

    Ha ha ha

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Phone is f–k sorry

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #19

    now this lad would be great for us but we may have to play 5-3-2.

    with him and janmaat we would create tons esp with wij and sissoko in cm.

    injured or not he’s def worth buying now in case he gets snapped up by someone else.

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  • Jib

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Man City will have Guardiola AND Messi next season OMG

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #21

    BandB

    Why must lluw mort be psychic? What’s been going on in my absence?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Jib

    Would love to see that at man city. Would be fantastic see Messi in the premier league.

    Playing on a cold, rainy night in Stoke.

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  • BandB

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #23

    He posted youngmagpiefromburnley …in a box and nothing else, this morning, I think.
    Just thought it must be mediumistic, because up you pop after months and months in moderation.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Anyone else disappointed with Mitrovic? Kinda puts buying players with potential into a bad light. Him and Mbemba are having very contrasting seasons, one showing the fortune in the risk and the other falling short.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jan 6, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #25

    we all know messi will not go anywhere in the prem except to the mackems

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #26

    If we are really willing to buy a striker for 20 million I’d get these 3 players instead for that total. Carroll, Austin and banega or shelvey, Redmond and bas dost.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #27

    BandB

    That’s random as hell lol.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Our Toon // Jan 6, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    As for Blackley he argues even when he knows he’s wrong, I and most others on here listen to what’s debated and can change our stance because we are open minded.
    *************************************************
    OurToon, let me call you out on that. Give your best example. Your very best. At the moment, you’re using the argument of assertion. You’re playing the man. And then you’re bigging yourself up.

    Have you told me how Ashley’s lack of due diligence affected the club detrimentally? I quoted BandB on the previous thread because it seems she can’t give Ashley credit for anything, not even for a massive interest free loan.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #29

    think mitro needs time… and decent service… by this time next season, id be willing to bet he has 6-10 goals…

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  • Jib

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #30

    One of the commentators is Peter Beagrie who played for both Everton and Man City.

    I like Beagrie cos he likes the Toon.

    Read this account of one of his escapades esp the last sentence Ha ha ha

    “Whilst playing for Everton, Beagrie was involved in a motorcycle crash. The incident took place during Everton’s pre-season tour of Spain. Beagrie having left the bar flagged down a Spanish motorcyclist and convinced him to give him a lift to his hotel. Upon arriving at the hotel he did not wake the night porter. Beagrie then drove the motorcycle up the hotel steps and smashed right through the plate glass window. He required 50 stitches.
    He was drunk at the time.”

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Youngmagpie

    If you look at the contrasting fortunes of Wini and Mitrovic, Then I would say yes disappointed in all the hype that surrounded Mitrovic upon his arrival.
    If you look on current form how many PL teams Mitro would make first team status, I don’t think there is that many. Whereas Wini would walk into most Pl teams

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  • toon22

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #32

    When Mashley bought us we were in debt,last time i looked we are still in the exact same debt and always will be.
    On top of that we dont make a penny from advertising,players are sold and not replaced and our transfer policy is geared towards the resale price of the player.
    Every asset thats not nailed down has been sold and our team is a shambles.

    Remind me how MA is a good thing for our club again as to me hes a greedy fat get whos is milking us for all we are worth.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #33

    jazzy,

    its not like mitro should be able to dribble 30 yrds, and hit a blinder… he needs service into the box, where hes shown, his physical presence can get the job done…

    I think hes gonna come good, really really good… hes 21 and new to the prem…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Blackley

    What do you think of my points in relation to what you discussed on the previous article.

    Post 5 on here

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Dok, like Mbemba is?

    Mitro in my opinion can come good, however the chances that he is missing is really worrying. Confidence issue perhaps? Definitely got nothing to do with adapting. His positioning is fine, but to be our main striker he really needs to step up.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #36

    @24 young

    tbh i’m not disapointed in him !

    yes his goal tally which is really what he’s paid for is not great but his goals per shots are avg and he brings a lot to the team other than his goals which non of our other players bring in his hold up play and the amount of balls he wins.

    he should be putting away the easy chances and he’s proven he can put them away in the past so i’m thinking its a confidence thing and if he scores in a few games his sharpness will hopefully put those easier chances away.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #37

    mbemba has been brilliant for us, too bad we cant clone him and put his twin as our other cb, lol

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Dok

    You may be right, Infact I hope you are. He may be only 21 but apart from commitment and that he puts his self about…..The stats for his eye for goal are not clever.The trouble is he is the best out of a bad bunch at the moment as I class Cisse as a none descript after the Watford game in September.
    The team are starting to create chances at last but not just Mitro others are missing chances that we should be putting away and its costing us dearly.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #39

    Croftus

    I agree, what he brings to the team is great in terms of holding up the ball and helping us further up the pitch. However, with our lack of clinical finishers he needs to finish these easy chances, we are a relegation threatened team and it has now come to the point where spending 13 million was wasted. He can come good and that money will most likely be made back in the future, but waiting for him to step up isn’t an option. We now have to panic buy for a striker and most likely dismiss the defence that has needed to be upgraded for what seems a century.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 6, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Alternatively if the idea is chuck loads of cash at more expensive investments with a potentially huge return I’d go with these

    Willems of jonas hector
    Granit xhaka
    Vestergaard
    F.Schar
    Beharino
    Max mayer
    Leon goretzka

    If we want to build a truly outstanding side that should be our shopping list.

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