There have been a few revelations pertaining to Newcastle’s option on Jetro Willems. The 25-year-old is on a season-long loan from Frankfurt with a view to a permanent deal if Newcastle decide to pull the trigger on that option.
The amount of the agreed fee has widely been reported at £9.3m or €11m. However, that may not quite be accurate. The Chronicle are reporting that it is a little higher than that amount.
This is how they interpret the agreement on the deal Newcastle have with Frankfurt:
The price is actually “to the north” of the £10million fee mentioned, according to those with knowledge of the agreement struck in the summer between United and the Bundesliga side.
There seems to be a lot of uncertainty regarding the amount of money it will take to keep Jetro. Earlier this year, there were some reports the fee could be as low as £5m.
While “to the north” is not a very precise description of the fee, the phrasing leads us to believe that it is not too much higher than £10m. To be honest, any amount up to £15m would be a steal for a player of Jetro’s caliber.
The report also gives us an idea of the timeframe in which Willems can become a permanent member of the squad. According to the Chronicle, the option to buy Jetro does not become active until April.
However, it also states that Newcastle may opt to renegotiate that date to sign Jetro permanently in sooner. There doesn’t appear to be any rush to do that, and Jetro seems very happy with how things have progressed for him at Newcastle.
He’s been an outstanding addition to the team, and hopefully, he’ll be here for many years to come.
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