Newcastle United will be offered the chance to sign former fan favourite Jetro Willems at a significantly reduced price in January, according to German media outlet SportBild.
After a successful loan spell was cut short by an awful ACL injury earlier this year, the NUFC hierarchy decided against signing him on a permanent basis in the summer.
Willems is out of contract at the end of the campaign and the latest reports coming out Germany claim today that Frankfurt are hoping to ‘strike a deal’ with Newcastle, with the Bundesliga side ready to accept a ‘small fee’ in the new year.
His impressive displays on the left flank and his partnership with Allan Saint-Maximin made him popular with the Toon Army – and who could forget his strikes against Man City and Liverpool?
Left back is an area of weakness in our squad with new arrival Jamal Lewis taking his time to settle in and Paul Dummett not featuring at all since the turn of the year following setback after setback.
A cut-price move for Willems, who is still only 26, would be both low-risk and hugely endorsed by the fans, as well as free up the coffers for any other additions to the team.
Willems himself has been openly fond about his time on Tyneside, and was reportedly disheartened when he was told that his time was up in the North East.
A move to bring him back to the club seems like an absolute no-brainer to me.