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Poll – Which On Loan Left Back Should Newcastle Pursue This Summer?

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

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20 comments so far

  • simon376

    Mar 24, 2020 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Should get both as can both excel in different formations

    Depending if he is allowed the cash of course

  • lesh

    Mar 24, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #2


    Aye, your post read well until you got to the money bit.

  • lesh

    Mar 24, 2020 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #3


    Big Bruce Stars

    It’s not just the big companies.

    Friends of ours had booked and paid a £240 deposit for a May week in a cottage in East Dean, East Sussex. It was to be their thirteenth year travelling down from Tyneside.

    However and given the covid epidemic, they thought better if travelling and contacted to owners to cancel the booking with a view to coming down when things are safer.

    Could they postpone transferring their deposit to a date to be confirmed? ‘Nope’. Could they have their deposit back? ‘Nope, non refundable, terms and conditions etc’

    It’d be wrong to name names and I’m sure that Beachy Head Holiday Cottages wouldn’t too happy if it were named as the letter – which it hasn’t been of course.

    Caveat emptor

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 24, 2020 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #4

    definitely definitely willems. no brainer

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 24, 2020 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Neil “Newcastle won’t take up the purchase option on the left back”

    I wouldn’t be too sure. We know he’s been hanging around the club on match days and at the training ground, he’s very much in Bruce’s plans and if we can pick him up for around 10M Euros now, rather than doing another loan deal and negotiating a whole new set of terms, then there’s little risk in that.

  • DaveD1000

    Mar 24, 2020 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Jetro as a longer term fit but fit is the word….3? knee injuries to date? Danny needs to learn to swerve pass a plate of chips

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Thing is these days there are Twitter feeds, forums etc and they don’t disappear so all people have to do in future is occasionally post a reminder for all to look back at March 2020 see exactly how they treated people at their worst moment and see what they actually do when people call them on their T’s & C’s.

  • Neil Harrison

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #8


    Very good point. I updated that sentence a bit.

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #9

    I like Jetro but how many fixer-uppers have we had in the last ten years? I think it’s dangerous economy.

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Cheers Neil, all just opinions at the end of the day.

    I just don’t want to say goodbye to him yet.

    BTW, plaudits to all of you for keeping up the quality content in an incredibly difficult set of circumstances.

  • toon22

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s obvious this and next seasons going to be chaotic
    Jabba stays and it’s the usual him robbing the club and getting the cheapest option possible
    He goes bust and we are in utter limbo

    It’s going to be interesting to say the least

  • toon22

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Jetro is undoubtably an excellent player
    But after his 3rd knee op I doubt he can play where he used to
    He might find it better in Italy where the games a bit slower

    But I do think the club should support and back the guy all the way , he did this playing for our club
    Sadly we all know Jabba won’t see it that way

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Jordan Henderson guide to running while self isolating


  • RobLeenio

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Two nuggets on Stockton High Street – one out for Bechamel Sauce as an essential ingredient, the other in blissful ignorance that a lockdown is in place.



  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Reports coming out that Spuds Detest have put up products ordered on line by 50% in some cases.
    Since they were ordered to shut stores
    Greedy twa*t!!!

  • magscar

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #16


    Perhaps if there are groups on social media who care enough about the matters you refer to after the devastation this pandemic is causing and will keep it on the agenda then there will be direct recriminations on their businesses including SD – I am not so sure

    I can only wish there was such groups with the stamina and contacts to promote the messages once we get over the massive damage in human, social and financial terms recede ( could be months if not years !!).

    Unless human nature is generally changed and people have the appetite to concentrate their fury on the businesses who have acted against their employees and public interest rather than politicians as i expect then I suspect many or at least enough will be driven by their needs and budgets to overlook many of these businesses callousness.

    I will be pleasantly surprised if sufficient can and do.

    My memories will be of all the good things that have emerged during the crisis and are continuing to give me wonderment at the best humankind can display even here on blog.

    There will be a reckoning at some stage when we are finally through the worst and lessons just have to be learnt and implemented but they are growing frightenenly fast

    Not wishing to argue just an opinion on the aftermath

  • magscar

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Can i also mention something a lass on BBC TV this morning wanted to start ( in response to the Rome and Madrid applause for their countries’ Health Services) for this country as some may have seen.

    She asked for people to clap at their windows or on their front steps ( whilst respecting social distancing) at 8:00pm on Thursday night in nationwide support of our NHS’s efforts.

    Seems an easy thing to do which will be welcome show of solidarity and give us all some camaraderie.

    Not seen any TV or news since this morning so apologies if this has been changed in any way

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #18

    We have to take the lockdown calmly, there are people who are going really crazy with it.
    I was just discussing it a little while ago with the microwave and the toaster while I had
    my coffee, and the three of us agreed that the washing machine shouldn’t spin so much

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #19


    Spoke to Genj, working hard still in the food industry.

    I’m back to work myself tomorrow, government say we’re essentiall, construction workers.

    So back to the grind until we’re shut down, anything for the government to save a few quid.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 24, 2020 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #20


    What about the nugget filming and asking questions?


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