Mark Douglas has claimed that Newcastle United could sign Jetro Willems for free in the summer transfer window.
Writing in his latest piece for The Chronicle, the journalist has claimed that the Magpies will get another chance to sign the former fans’ favourite, as many members of the Toon Army begged for him to be signed on a permanent deal after his loan spell in the northeast last season. His contract at Eintracht Frankfurt expires at the end of June, making him available on a free transfer thereafter.
Should Newcastle sign Willems?
Willems is apparently still keen on a reunion with the Tyneside club, but he also has interest from Panathinaikos. The Netherlands international remains a close friend to Allan Saint-Maximin, which could help the Magpies’ chances of signing him up.
Newcastle should bring Willems back
Given the strong relationship that he developed with the supporters, Newcastle should bring Willems back, especially if it means that they would not have to pay a transfer fee to do so.
The 27-year-old did well during his time in the Premier League, winning no fewer than 5.1 of his duels per match, in addition to averaging two clearances, 1.9 tackles and 1.1 successful dribbles per game (Sofascore).
Nonetheless, the left-back could certainly be a useful squad player for Steve Bruce to have around come the start of next season if Newcastle succeed in snapping him up on a free transfer.
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