The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas reports that Jetro Willems could yet seal a permanent move to Tyneside, saying he ‘remains an option’ for Newcastle this summer after making ‘excellent progress’ in his return from injury.
The Dutch international endeared himself to the Toon Army with some explosive performances down the left flank, forming a formidable partnership with fellow crowd pleaser Allan Saint-Maximin.
His season and impressive loan spell was cruelly cut short after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury against Chelsea in January, and many feared we’d never see Willems put on a black-and-white shirt again.
However, Douglas claim we could yet pursue a move for the defender, suggesting the club have been buoyed by the fact he’s making such a good recovery in his comeback from a serious knee injury suffered six months ago.
His piece for The Chronicle does state that the initial buy-out clause included in his loan deal has now expired, but we may be in with a chance of negotiating a cut-price fee with Frankfurt given he’s not been a big part of their plans in recent seasons and is just returning from a long spell on the sidelines?
Danny Rose was brought in to replace the former PSV star following his injury, and it’s since been reported that Bruce WILL pursue a permanent deal for the Spurs outcast, but it’s fair to say his displays have divided fans.
It’s been reported that Spurs could offload the England international at a reduced fee given his contract is due to expire next summer, however it’s fair to say most Toon fans would far rather see Willems return.
With the 20/21 campaign set to begin a matter of weeks after the current one ends, a solution needs to be made soon otherwise we could start the new season with only Paul Dummett who is a natural born left-back.
Who knows, we may even pursue deals for both Rose AND Willems if their parent clubs are prepare to sell on the cheap!