This former Newcastle United loan man is desperate to make a permanent return to Tyneside

Jetro Willems admits he's desperate to sign permanently for Newcastle United following his injury rehabilitation.

Sunday, 26th April 2020, 7:00 am
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Jetro Willems of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Netherlands international defender was a revelation for United in a six-month loan spell before injury cruelly cut his Eintracht Frankfurt loan short.

And in a Twitter chat with his followers the 26-year-old – who is targeting a July return from a serious knee injury – admits he is keen to come back to St James’s Park, if the club still want him.

“Everyone wants or hopes that I come back or sign a permanently deal at NUFC but I think its more a question for the club if they want me back,” said Willems.

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And when asked what he wanted by one fan, he replied: “To sign and play for NUFC.”

United had an option to sign Willems permanently for around £11million in the summer, but by cutting the deal short it is not clear if this can still be activated.