Newcastle United may be handed the chance to sign the Jetro Willems on a FREE this summer, according to reports in Germany.
This comes via Frankfurt’s local newspaper, Frankfurter Rundschau, who claim that the Bundesliga side may be willing to let the Dutchman leave ‘free of charge’.
Willems only has 12 months left on his current deal and it’s claimed the Germans are happy to offload the left-back for nothing in a bid to free up some space on their wage bill following his latest ACL injury.
On that subject, the Dutchman is believed to be recovering excellently from his horrific knee injury suffered in January, with him taking to Twitter back in April to tell NUFC fans he’s recovering well and ready to ‘come back stronger’:
Unfortunately, Mark Douglas stated recently that there had been ‘no contact yet’ from the club toward Willems’ camp, although hopefully that ‘yet’ suggests we’re planning to return eventually.
On that subject, The Chronicle did state in a transfer piece last month that he ‘remains an option’ for Newcastle United in our search for a much needed left-back.
The fact that he may be available on a free (or at least a real cut-price deal) will only entice the club to make a move for him- due to their reduced spending plans this summer.
If Willems really is available for free, it should be an absolute no brainer for Newcastle United – even after his recent injury.
He has proven himself in the Premier League, is still only 26 and always gave 100% – something that sky rocketed him to fan favourite in his few months on Tyneside.