Jetro Willems open to Newcastle return


Dutch international Jetro Willems has revealed that he is keen on a return to Newcastle United.

The 27-year-old had a loan spell with the Premier League side during the 2019/20 season. However, his time in England was cut short because of a serious knee injury in January 2019.

It seems that the player is open to a return this summer. He will probably feel that he has unfinished business at the club.

Speaking to the Chronicle, he said: “I left because I wanted something new. I had a great time at Newcastle and for me, I want something else. I had a good time in Germany and won some titles and some nice things but I wanted something else.

“Of course Newcastle is a very nice option for me. I was there for a long time – like, half a year – and I was enjoying the moment there. It’s a great option and it’s a club which knows me, I know them. It would be great to join them.”

Willems established himself as a key player for the club back then and he has managed to form a bond with the fans as well.

The defender is available on a free transfer and it will be interesting to see if the Magpies are willing to snap him up in the coming weeks.

Willems has revealed that he watches every Newcastle game and he has a great friendship with Allan Saint-Maximin.

The two players formed a quality partnership during their time together at Newcastle.

The Magpies could certainly use more depth in the left-back area and the free signing of Willems could prove to be a smart decision.

However, the 27-year-old has not played for nearly 15 months and it will be interesting to see if he can regain his sharpness and form.

The Magpies already have a long term prospect in Jamal Lewis and Willems could be a useful short term option.

Investing in a quality left-back could affect the development of Lewis.

The Dutchman would be a cheap and low risk signing for the Magpies and It will be interesting to see what the club decides this summer.

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Source: English Premier League – Sportslens.com