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.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Jetro Willems of Newcastle United arrives prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton FC at St. James Park on December 08, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

However, any January deal would have to be right for Newcastle – and the left-back.

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