Jetro Willems seems desperate to sign for Newcastle after he has been on loan at the club for the first of this season.
It was a cruel end to his season when he picked up an ACL injury to his knee in the home game against Chelsea – which we went on to win 1-0.
Jetro has loved Newcastle as a club for a while, and he was pleased when his pal Ginni Wijnaldum signed for us back in 2016.
He came to see Ginni play, and it was apparent he loved the Newcastle club back then.
After he was injured, this is the tweet he sent out:
— Jetro willems (@JetroWillems_15) January 20, 2020
Assume he can recover from the ACL injury – poor Florian Lejeune has picked up two of them in his relatively short time at the club,
While the injury was career-ending back in the 60s and 70s, they are much better these days, and the knee can be even stronger after the operation.
And Florian will be able to offer advice to Jetro on how to get through it all.
The 25-year-old 22 times capped Dutch International would cost £10M and maybe even less because of the uncertainty of the injury.
But with his comments about still being a Newcastle player until June, the option to buy for around £10M is probably still in effect.
It would be great if you can keep sending Jetro words of encouragement – whether or not you want him to sign on permanently at Newcastle.
Comments very welcome.