Newcastle brought in long-term target Jetro Willems from Frankfurt this summer on a season-long loan. The deal included a purchase option believed to be around £10m.
Willems had made 20 appearances with 2 goals and 2 assists until suffering a season-ending knee injury against Chelsea. The injury is likely to keep Jetro out until September.
Newcastle may not take up the purchase option on the left back. However, that doesn’t mean he’s played his last game for the club. Steve Bruce has kept in contact with Jetro since his injury and will monitor the 25-year-old’s recovery.
If all goes well with his rehabilitation, Newcastle could once again pursue Willems this summer. We’d expect it to be another loan deal similar to this year.
Due to Jetro’s injury, Danny Rose was brought in this January as emergency cover at left back. Rose’s deal is a straight loan with no option to buy.
We’d assumed that Danny, who turns 30 in July, would not be pursued permanently at season’s end. However, there have been reports that Steve Bruce will push to bring Danny in permanently this summer.
Tottenham are reportedly very willing to allow the England international to leave for a reasonable price. Although, Danny’s opportunity to impress has been delayed and could be eliminated due to the coronavirus.
Both Rose and Willems come with potential risks if brought back next season. So with that in mind, which one would you prefer Newcastle pursue this summer?
Which On Loan Left Back Should Newcastle Pursue This Summer?
- Jetro Willems (52%, 600 )
- Both (28%, 318 )
- Neither (12%, 137 )
- Danny Rose (8%, 95 )
Total Voters: 1,150