Jetro Willems was hoping to make his Newcastle United loan stay permanent last summer, but his chances of a potential transfer were crushed after he suffered a serious injury last January.

The left-back’s loan stay with the Magpies was cut short and he returned to Eintracht Frankfurt.

He has less than six months left on his contract with the German club and is now looking for a move elsewhere. Both the player and his agent have discussed the possibility of returning to the Tyneside club.

The Bundesliga side have trimmed their squad in the winter market and the 26-year-old could be next in line to leave, according to Bild.

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Willems has now recovered from his injury and the report states he ‘continues to hope’ for Newcastle United or any other club from England to make an offer for him.

The Dutchman hasn’t featured for Eintracht Frankfurt this season and their manager, Adi Hütter, has admitted his side will not miss out if the defender leaves this month.

Willems’ exit would leave Hütter with 22 players, and in response to that Bild quote him as saying: “That’s enough. I don’t necessarily need a new one. Yes, the squad has become thinner if someone is injured or suspended. But we only have 17 games left in one competition.”

With Willems hoping for Steve Bruce’s side to make a move, it remains to be seen whether Newcastle will look to sign him in January.