The agent of Jetro Willems has told HR-Sport that there is a possibility he will return to Newcastle United during January.
Last season, Willems shone during a loan spell at St James’ Park but suffered a season-ending injury during a 1-0 win over Chelsea.
The 26-year-old hasn’t played since suffering the serious knee problem in January, with Newcastle choosing not to exercise the option of a permanent deal.
Now fit, Willems will be on the lookout for a new club during the transfer window.
He has fallen way down the pecking order at Eintracht Frankfurt and hasn’t been considered for selection this season.
Despite that, Frankfurt have offered him a new deal, with the combative performer out of contract in the summer.
The Chronicle have confirmed today, however, that the defender has rejected the deal and wants a return to the Premier League.
Willems’ agent, Sigi Lens, certainly appears to have left the door open for a return to Newcastle.
He told HR-Sport: “Of course, there is a possibility. Jetro got along very well in England and he is willing to go back there.
“They want to extend the contract. Either we extend the contract or he goes during the winter market.”
Should Newcastle pursue Willems?
In a word, absolutely!
Jamal Lewis proved an eye-catching signing from Norwich City during the summer and for £14 million he looks a steal.
The 22-year-old looks to have the potential to become a Newcastle star for many years to come and he will remain the primary left-back.
If a deal can be done for Willems though, it’s something Steve Bruce should look at.
His arrival would give the Magpies two quality players in an area where they have struggled for options in the past.
Matt Ritchie has been a backup option in recent times, whilst Paul Dummett has fallen way down the pecking order.
Lewis and Willems both boast versatility to play further forward too and their battle for the left-back berth would be both fierce and exciting.
Bruce should pull out the stops and re-sign the Newcastle fan favourite in January.