It was a somber sight to see Jetro Willems go down with what looks to be another severe knee injury.
Willems immediately called for the medical team after landing awkwardly while vying for the ball with Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Steve Bruce’s comments after the game reveal that it looks like Jetro will be sidelined for the foreseeable future. With Paul Dummett also out with his hamstring injury for what could be months, Newcastle will have only Matt Ritchie to play at left wing-back.
Bruce has also indicated that Newcastle are very close on a couple of incomings for this month. One of those could be Inter Milan’s Valentino Lazaro, who Newcastle have reportedly reached a loan agreement over.
However, Bruce may now have to look for cover at the left wing-back after Jetro’s injury today.
Lee Ryder has tweeted the following comments from Bruce on the transfer window.
#NUFC boss Steve Bruce on transfers: “We’re close to one or two things, we’ll try and let’s hope we can get them over the line. We’re not going to bring players in for the sake of it they have to improve the group.
We may have to at left-back because it looks serious with Jetro.”
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) January 18, 2020
Newcastle were linked to Standard Liege left-back Nicolas Gavory this morning. So maybe the 24-year-old Frenchman is someone they will consider.
We are also concerned about Jetro’s longterm future at Newcastle. We hope this injury does not jeopardize a permanent deal this summer.
Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match In Win Against Chelsea?
- Ciaran Clark (36%, 1,158 )
- Miguel Almiron (12%, 383 )
- Martin Dubravka (11%, 360 )
- Joelinton (10%, 310 )
- Jamaal Lascelles (9%, 303 )
- Federico Fernandez (8%, 270 )
- Isaac Hayden (7%, 219 )
- A. Saint-Maximin (4%, 123 )
- Matt Ritchie (2%, 60 )
- Emil Krafth (1%, 22 )
- Jonjo Shelvey (0%, 16 )
- Matty Longstaff (0%, 9 )
- Jetro Willems (0%, 5 )
- Sean Longstaff (0%, 2 )
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