Jetro Willems spent the last season on loan at Newcastle United from Eintracht Frankfurt, but his stay at St James’ Park was cut short after he suffered a season-ending injury in January.
The left-back’s injury saw the Magpies decide against exercising the option to make his transfer permanent during the summer. He hasn’t featured for the German club this season.
On November 25th, we carried a report from SportBild, who explained Eintracht Frankfurt are hoping Steve Bruce’s side will ‘strike a deal’ to sign the 26-year-old in January.
Having enjoyed his temporary stay in England, the Netherlands international’s agent, Sigi Lens has opened the door for his client to return to the Tyneside club in the winter market. The representative hasn’t dismissed the speculation linking Willems to Newcastle.
“Of course, there is this possibility. Jetro got along very well in England and he is willing to go back there,” Lens told hr-Sport.
The defender’s contract with the Bundesliga side will run down at the end of this season and his representative has stressed the possibility of the player signing an extension cannot be ruled out. Lens, however, stressed a decision will be made soon.
“They want to extend the contract. Either we extend the contract or he goes in the winter [market],” the agent explained.
Eintracht Frankfurt neither confirmed nor denied the claims made by the fullback’s agent over extending the contract.
The report also adds Newcastle fans will be able to know in just over a month’s time whether Willems will join them or not in January.