Jetro Willems' agent issues transfer update amid Newcastle United interest
Jetro Willems is interested in a return to Newcastle United next month, according to his agent.
The Gazette reported last month that the club was exploring a January move for Willems, whose loan at St James’s Park last season was cut shot by a serious knee injury.
Willems – who is out of contract next summer – is now fully fit, though he has not played any competitive first-team football for parent club Eintracht Frankfurt so far this season.
And the Sigi Lens, the 26-year-old’s agent, has been speaking about his client’s situation at the Bundesliga club ahead of the window.
Asked if Willems could rejoin Newcastle, Lens said: “Of course, there’s this possibility. Jetro got along very well in England (with Newcastle), and is willing to go back there. They (Eintracht) want to extend the contract. Either we extend the contract – or he leaves this winter.”
Willems hinted at a future return to United in an interview with the club in August.
Asked if he was open to one day returning to Newcastle to finish what he started, Willems said: “Of course, of course. It’s sad that it ended like that. I feel like I’m not done yet. We will see. It would be great to be back – and show them at St James’s.”
More recently, Willems tweeted a photograph of himself watching United’s game against Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium last month.
However, any January deal would have to be right for Newcastle – and the left-back.