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Report – Popular Ex-Magpie Could Be On The Radar For January Return

Last week, there was a report on Jetro Willems and his uncertain future with Frankfurt. The 26-year-old has yet to return from the knee injury he suffered in January when on loan with Newcastle. With him in the final year of his contract, his time with the Bundesliga side seems to be coming to a close.

Sport1 reporter Christopher Michel, who reports on Frankfurt, did an interview with The Chronicle a little over a week ago where he claimed that Newcastle could still be a destination for the left-back. This is what Michel said at the time:

“I don’t think Willems still has a great future in Frankfurt but, in my opinion, he really could help because Eintracht doesn’t really have a left-back and Willems is a good player.

“So far it hasn’t suited between him and the manager, Adi Hutter, and I have some doubts over whether that will change.

“I think Willems will either leave the club in winter for a small amount of money or he will switch to another club for free in the summer.

“I don’t believe Willems really has a future in Frankfurt but next week they have a friendly match against Nurnberg and we hope Hutter will try Willems and maybe he can tell the coach: ‘Hey, here I am.’

“Realistically, though, I don’t think Willems and Frankfurt will be together in the summer.

“If Willems finds a new club it is going to be Newcastle or his old club PSV Eindhoven.

“He often posts photos of him in Eindhoven so I think his next club will be Newcastle if they still want him.

“I think Willems prefers a move to Newcastle but, if not, I think Eindhoven is the next realistic station for him.”

Jetro has made it crystal clear that he would love to return to Newcastle. He even posted a picture on social media recently of him watching a Newcastle match on television.

The Northern Echo is reporting that Newcastle could consider opening talks for a January move for the left-back. With Paul Dummett suffering yet another setback in his return, Newcastle are short of cover for Jamal Lewis.

Dummett’s latest hamstring injury is expected to keep him out for up to six weeks and into next year. We do have Javier Manquillo who can cover on the left. Matt Ritchie should also be back next month, and he can play on the left in a back three with wingbacks.

Willems is expected to be fit and ready very soon. He’s back on the training pitch and should see some action before the January window opens. He’ll have to prove his fitness before any move back to Tyneside would be possible.

However, adding Willems next month, for what would be a bargain price, and offloading DeAndre Yedlin, would add some balance to the fullback position. It would also be an enormously popular move for the club to make.

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5 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Nov 19, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Looking on the bright side Darlow will continue to get first class top notch premier League goalkeeping coaching. 🙂 Great practice for him tomorrow, just needs to watch his back as he twists and bends down to pick the ball up from his net.

  • Tsunki

    Nov 19, 2020 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t think Willems is broken enough for us to bargain shop for. He’s still got two legs, thats a bad start.

  • sing in the corner

    Nov 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Hang on, we chuck Lejeune to pasture after he had another freak / unlucky knee injury,but we are allegedly going back to Willems after he had a similar one.
    Doesn’t make much sense to me
    Especially as we already have a fitness-flakey left back.

  • geordietom

    Nov 19, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #4
  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 19, 2020 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Offload DeAndre Yedlin? Are you crazy? He’s our best right back. We should be getting rid of Manquillo and Krath and bringing another right back in. Janmaat would be a good signing.


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