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Poll – Should Newcastle Sign Jetro Willems This Summer?

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:

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.

Should Newcastle Sign Jetro Willems In The Summer?

  • Yes (87%, 1,438 )
  • No (13%, 222 )

Total Voters: 1,660

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Comments very welcome.

56 comments so far

  • Nufc-83

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #41

    The penny is starting to drop with a lot of people now both on Bruce and Joelinton you can see it all over the media. I found it funny that Bruce was taken back by the fact that Joelinton had only touched the ball 3 times in the opposition area shows how much he watches the game as I was surprised he touched it more than once!

  • Nufc-83

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #43

    Also Lozaro will be a top quality signing for this club if we can get him in the summer. I have no doubt he will be a major success over the coming games you could see he had so much more quality than what we had previously. Anyone blaming him for the first goal is clueless and the megs well ok he takes a level of blame for that but in a 5 man defence where is the player covering?

  • hibbit

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #44

    is he a winger or a wingback ?????????????

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #45

    Wow Bruce is a genius

    “He needs to stay in the 18 yard box”

    If I was Joe I’d be looking for a move before any more damage to my career is done.

    Who thought a player who’s mostly played on the right or left of a front 3 would be a good number 9?

    What next, a keeper at CB?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #46


    I’d call standing behind the striker whilst he waits for the ball then heads it CLUELESS defending.

    No challenge what so ever.

  • kimbo

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #47

    PL net goal difference before Ashley +145 now -2. Now Ashley lovers comment on that!

  • toon22

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #48

    So ok we hopefully survive this season
    What about next year , you got much hope ?
    You think we will compete, challenge in the cups. Play football that dont make you think about stoving your own head in

    You think it will just be a repeat of this season but with probably less luck, where large sums of money magically disappear

    Lets all stay positive

  • toon22

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #49

    As any fan, from any club, would be happy to sit back and watch someone utterly dismantle the club
    Watch asset stripping beyond belief
    Ignore 13 years of utter lies, getting mugged off and treated with contempt

    Its what footballs all about

  • Assassins Inc

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #50

    Would I sign him at the end of the season?

    Depends who owns us, here’s still praying to the man upstairs.

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #51


    The lad said himself he sees himself as a winger but has been asked over the last couple of years to play wingback and he’s learning to play there.

    From what I’ve heard he’s a great crosser but that’s a moot point unless he’s crossing into our box where all of our players are

  • Nufc-83

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #52

    Hibbit I would not play him as a fb in a 4 man defense but as a wing back or winger he will be top class.

    OP (clueless as usual) he was the full back in a 5 man defence and the goal was scored at the back post how central do you want him to play? If he tucks in so central then he leaves a major gap in the wider area. If he makes a challenge it is a pen all day. The first goal was so blatantly Fede’s fault as he should have been challenging in that position. I also think the ball, run and header was top quality and sometimes no matter how much you try and pull it apart and blame someone you have to just admire everything involved.

  • lesh

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #53


    That Haymarket link was interesting though it seemed focused on the eighties.

    I used to get in there in 70s, before the place became ‘rough’ as one commentator referred to it. It wasn’t one’s call a student bar then – the bar on the right as one went in, was very much a locals’ bar There was a tiny ‘ladies room’s at the far end of it, a cubby hole with a little hatch through which the old buddies would be served their drinks.

    The bar opposite side, the left door from the Haymarket, was used by musicians, artists, wannabes, lecturers and pseudo intellectuals. The back room, very much a ‘private club’, a room to talk.

    The juke box came in in the seventies and yes, there was some cracking music on there, Little Feat, Poco, CSNY, etc etc. Sarah, the then landlady ran a tight ship, real old fashioned out by 11pm at the latest and 3.15 in the afternoons. She was followed by Amy, I think who was ‘managing’ the Plough as well – albeit pi$$ed most of the time sometimes calling time early when she’d had enough to drink. It was after her, that the place began to change and slowly develop the culture described in the article..

    For some of us, what to do if we were out for a weekday afternoon wasn’t a problem. Adjourn to the University Theatre for a game of pool until the University’s Mens Bar opened at 4.30, a beer or two until it was back to the Haymarket then…….

    Sadly, the days of such bars have gone.

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #55

    “Bills Son Is Back Feb 18, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #20

    Bruce is struggling to get the new player into some type of STABLE shape. After ONE game together?

    Give it a rest man.”

    Give what a rest, Bills Son? Your brain? Yep you need it . Think about it man, he’s obviously struggling because he thought he’d go to the Emirates with three out of practice players wedged in pretty unnecessarily i reckon. If he’s not struggling to make something of what he’s got then how do you explain taking that risk when we are barely six points about relegation? Why didn’t he put them in against one of the lower teams? We need solid points and a point at arsenal was a top priority, not a flaming free hit. Give it a rest…..

  • hibbit

    Feb 18, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #56

    my great grandma had it in the late 30’s through the war years. in those days it had letting rooms and was quite a respectable little place, used a lot by families visiting fenham barracks,
    had a bit of a reputation as a sing along pub back in the day, apparently my great granddad would work all day in vickers and play the piano all night, my mam worked in the bar from a 14 years old till they sold it,


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