Jetro Willems’ move from Eintracht Frankfurt to Newcastle United was a gamble, even on a loan basis.
The 25 year old was very highly rated earlier in his career but has faced several setbacks which have stopped him reaching his potential. Frankfurt were looking for a way out for the Dutchman, and, as often with Bundesliga clubs, looked towards the Premier League for the option with most value.
So far, it’s worked out well for everyone involved, and there’s already been talk of Newcastle signing the player on a permanent basis.
Claims in England have suggested there’s a buying clause at less than £6m, but German newspaper Bild disagree with this.
They report, likely from the Frankfurt side of a deal, that Newcastle United have a £10m clause which is on top of the €1m loan fee they’ve already paid.
The situation is considered very good news for Eintracht Frankfurt, who are said to be pleased Willems is doing well in England, and therefore starting to believe they could be getting the £10m.