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Former Top Target Unsettled And Looking For Move


Frankfurter Rundschau and Fussballeck have published some comments former left-back target Jetro Willems made to the German outlet Bild.

It seems that Willems, who Newcastle were heavily linked with while he was at PSV, is looking to leave Frankfurt this summer due to limited playing time at the Bundesliga club.

This is part of what he has said to Bild.

“It’s not easy for me, I admit, I’ve had good times here, now they’re less so, not bad, but unhappy, my adviser is in talks, because I have to go to get ahead in my career and give a new push”

We wonder if Newcastle would still have any interest in the 25-year-old Dutchman. He would be a cheaper option than PSG’s Stanley N’Soki, though is older and would have a lot less potential.

He would also offer more going forward than the twenty-year-old Frenchman and would be a perfect fit for the left wing-back position.

Willems only started 7 games in the Bundesliga last season but did make 23 appearances. However, 17 of those were as a central midfielder and this seems to be a point of contention for Willems.

This is also what he said to Bild.

“To reach my goal and play again in the national team, I have to play left defender. As a midfielder, I have no chance at all.

“My consultant is in talks, because I have to go to get ahead to give my career a new push.

“I’m not disappointed with what’s happening. We created something special last season and I was part of it.

“I also became cup winner. Going to Frankfurt was definitely not a mistake.”

He certainly seems resigned to leave Frankfurt this summer. He joined them two seasons ago from PSV Eindhoven for around €5m and we would suspect Newcastle could get him for less than that now.

Willems would be a good experienced option at left wing-back and he would fit the role at Newcastle perfectly. This is a position of need for the club and we’re not sure N’Soki fits the role very well.

He could even be used as cover for central midfield. Or maybe that would not be a good idea.


76 comments so far

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Ronaldo,
    I think he’s a good player, but my worry is Bruce won’t like him and will make him a scapegoat for not tracking back. If things go bad for Bruce and it will be a miracle if they don’t, he will want to make a point he didn’t sign the players and banishing ASM to reserves will do that. He’s so similar to my favourite player Ben Arfa, and Bruce hated him. I’m looking forward to seeing some skills, but I’d have paid double for Bowen and Wilson.

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Tsynki,
    You asked where catchy is last night. Isn’t he on the DalianFCblog telling the Chinese about Rafa’s weaknesses?

    10
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    1st, 2nd, 3rd

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #4

    You get some strange adverts on here. Mine are all senior citizen ones today. Walk in showers, dr shops wonder socks and my all time favourite the squatty potty.

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Surely
    Dalian Yifang Brog

    1
  • one fine day

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Thmw,
    Ha ha
    Can see that now “Catchy in Guangzhou ”
    Baffling the locals with Napoli stats

    10
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #7

    He’s on that one too Jib.

    1
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Ha ha Jibbers thinks Chumpley knows what VAR is.

    4
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #9

    “Saint-Étienne’s side is likely to include former Magpies Mathieu Debuchy and Rémy Cabella.”

    3
  • IrishRob

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #10

    TNMW hail!!

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Jail
    Charnley buys ’em
    Steve Nickson picks ’em
    and clearly knows his stuff.

    1
  • kc2012

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #12

    And just as I say it on the previous post I’d like us to go for Jetro Willems, here he is lol.

    So whilst I’m apparently good at predicting the future this morning I’m going to predict us to finish top of the prem on 100 points with 100 goals, top goalscorer Dubravka with 99 goals and the other 1 a 99th minute winner against Man City scored by Steve Bruce, 35 yard spinning overhead kick, bar and in followed by a triple backflip celebration.

    You heard it here first.

    5
  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #13

    JIB

    Shame it’s not for the benefit of the team

    2
  • one fine day

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Munster
    Maybe the case on Bruce getting more of of Ashley .
    Still grates that a business man could not see that with Rafa he would have got so much more bang for his Buck
    I think in the end it came down to ash just hated the fact Rafa was adored …he mentioned the pantomime villain even that time so clearly it got to him .
    I think it was jail who once mentioned that had Rafa kept us up there was no way he would have been kept on ,by Ashley .rafa would have got his agreed bonus and a thanks very much .followed by someone all Bruce being appointed and business as usual .
    I don’t think it’s gone quiet at all to be honest I think most are just realising that Bruce is just a pawn and the real target of hate is ash and there is a lot going on behind the scenes with the various groups .
    As for the defication on his grave …it’s more a figure of speech and yeah a bit much but coming from Newcastle I know some that for them the club is life and they are hurting .
    I believe in karma and it’s coming Ashley’s way soon enough .

    8
  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #15

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_7T9O_SvA

    Worth a watch.

    Apparently he prefers to play in the hole like a number 10. Should be interesting.

    I would get Willems in too, we’ve been after this guy for ages, should be cheaper than N’Soki too and we all know Mikey loves a cheap deal.

    2
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Interesting as well as there is all the woe is me talk about losing Perez who scored 1 in every 4.25 games and put his fingers in his ears as a comeback to the fans that were booing him.

    30 million. A lot on here would have taken 10 million for him and ran this time last year. Actually, they would have taken it last Christmas.

    3
  • lochinvar

    Aug 2, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Gucci headbands under the seats at SJP for the Arsenal game.
    That’ll fill the ground.

    A step up from scarves and pieces of coloured card.
    Times they are a changing.

    2
  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #19

    OFD- I think Fat Ash just wanted more control regarding transfers and such. Was tired of Rafa being so ambitious and asking for things. It seems we’re back with the head of recruitment (Steve Nickson) finding the players and not the manager as Rafa was doing. AshLie is still a total d1ckhead though.

    6
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #20

    If Bruce wants to survive he needs to change his regular approach and play attacking football. Because if you don’t get results while playing defensively you won’t last long. If an attacking manager was doing poorly I’d give him time, if a proven winner started poorly I’d give him time, but if a proven loser plays dull football then I’ll want him out after one game. I still can’t get my head around what a terrible decision Ashley had made. His worst yet. He’s learned nothing in 12 years.

    4
  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #21

    I can only imagine Lee charnley saying to Saint maximin, you have got to come over to Newcastle, the fans and the city are incredible.

    Saying it like he cares for both.

    1
  • one fine day

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Lochivor
    You just know they will be donnay

    2
  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #23

    The traitor was dragged in due to nobody else wanting the job

    5
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Some people on here change their mind every 5 minutes and Perez is the perfect example.

    I am sure somebody can point out some of my own mind changes but they were mainly to placate the moaners on here. The collective. Who shouted me down if I didn’t agree with them.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Mackem fans are devastated that they don’t have a trend setting player with a designer headband, so they decided to make their own to wear to games

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/106919085/large-cosplay-horn-for-unicorn-magical?ref=pla_similar_listing_top-4

    2
  • geordietom

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #26

    the new season is nearly here , i’m looking forward to the new season . our rapid forward line giving defenders trouble we have decent players at the back ( yes we could do with a couple of good fullbacks ) we are well stocked in the centre half postions. a ball playing midfield player who can run at defenders . we have a good goalkeeper . think we need decent back up in that department though …

    so howay you gloom and doom merchants support the team not the regime …

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Anyone got any speculation on shiek khaleds bid? There’s nothing to say its 100% off although Ashley’s said its unlikely now, and they’ve gone a bit quiet after saying the deal was done. My guess is their bid is short and they’re hoping Ashley will buckle, or they’re waiting for something to make things more favourable.

    4
  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Tony

    You have a minority view
    We’re sick of Jabba and what him and his goons gone
    Where’s the money gone ?

    5
  • geordietom

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Toon22 …

    can you talk football for a change ?…

    1
  • one fine day

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Jp
    Yes we can’t have ambition in these corridors …that’s why charnley has survived so long …we shall celebrate mediocrity .

    2
  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Just look at what he’s doing to Rangers
    It’s pure spite

    The guy needs removing from our club

    5
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Tom,
    Baloney made a good point about Shelvey picking out our three speedy forwards. Could be a good tactic. Although I suspect we will only play 2 out of the 3.

    2
  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #33

    Didn’t realise Ballotelli was available on a free. I’d snap him up. We also need to sign the following:

    Phillip Max/N’Soki – £10-15m
    Djibril Sidibe – £13m
    Jarrod Bowen – £16m
    Harry Wilson – £20m
    Marega – £30m
    Lemina – £20m

    Job done

    1
  • DAVE..TOON..9

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #34

    rafa has gone we just have to accept it ..at least money is now being spent even if if it with a dodgy manager ..but i support newcastle united not fat ashley i dont think boycotts will get him out but all those who think it will good on you for trying..i dont go to games anymore i cant afford it but i am a newcastle fan..i think the only way fatty will go is if we ever get bought out im hopeful i just hope it happens in my lifetime FAT ASHLEY OUT…

    3
  • geordietom

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #35

    tnmw…

    i hope he plays all three mate . as i said at the beginning of the week it’s gonna make VAR interesting for us hopefully .

    rapid forward line gives defenders the shits. 😉

    2
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #36

    We are rapid now up front with Almiron, Joelinton, St Max and Gayle.

    Although I fear we may sell Dwight.

    Hope not.

    2
  • Oldgit1

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Appears Nathan Harker has signed on for Blyth Spartans, must be doing Lee Clark a favour, surprised he is going to a non league team. Look forward to seeing him when Spennymoor plays them.

    2
  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #38

    Dubravka

    Sidibe Schar Lejuene Max

    Lemina

    Bowen Wilson Almiron Saint-Maximin

    Joelinton/Marega

    Subs

    Darlow
    Yedlin
    Lazaar
    Lascelles
    Fernandez
    Ritchie
    Aarons
    Atsu
    Ki
    Shelvey
    Longstaff
    Ballotelli
    Muto

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Forgot Muto. He’s quick as well even though we haven’t seen much of him.

    This is definitely the way we are going. Whippets up front.

    2
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 2, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Kets: if Lemina signs I will send you a tenner.

    2

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