Miles Starforth with the Shields Gazette has the following report on Newcastle’s move for Frankfurt left-back Jetro Willems.
— Miles Starforth (@milesstarforth) August 2, 2019
Apparently, the move is still in the works but Newcastle are looking at an initial loan deal with an option to buy. This is a really good move by Newcastle. We don’t imagine any future fee for the 25-year-old would be too steep. Probably in the £4-5m range.
Willems does have a history of injuries. He suffered two major knee injuries while he was at PSV though he has not suffered any injury of significance over the past three years.
This will also free up some money for some other additions to the squad. We have an outside hope that one of Harry Wilson or Jarrod Bowen will still be added. While they would command fees around £20m, they are young British talent with very bright futures. Let’s see what happens.
We would also assume that this will put any move for Stanley N’Soki on the back burner at least for this summer.
There is still lots of work to do not only with adding a few more but also with outgoings as well. The squad has too many players who are just not good enough and will have to be moved on.
There will hopefully still be a lot of movement over the next six days as Newcastle shape a squad fit for the season ahead. This has the makings of a really exciting team with blinding pace.
Willems on the left with DeAndre Yedlin on the right when he returns would provide a lot of pace out wide. Combining them with Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin will give opposing defenses nightmares. We think Jonjo Shelvey is going to have a lot of fun playing in this side.