Jetro Willems buyout price for Newcastle United revealed in Germany
Jetro Willems returned to the Newcastle starting eleven after missing the Leicester humiliation due to injury.
The Dutch wing-back getting an assist as Matty Longstaff struck from outside the box to beat Manchester United.
Willems also of course scored that wonder goal at Liverpool.
Former Ajax star and now TV pundit, Jan van Halst, commenting at that time…delighted for Willems but warned that the loan player will never be that reliable at the back.
“Before the game we say that he should play a little more carefully as a left back. It is of course the charm of Willems (that he is stronger going forward).
“If he does this (scores a goal like he did at Anfield) for PSV in a home match (in Holland) you say ‘This is not possible in the Premier League’… but that’s foolish, he just does it. A great goal.
“It makes you crazy as a football analyst as of course you have to use him (going forward) with his speed but defensively he has his vulnerabilities. You have to take this for granted a bit.
“He will never get rid of it (defensive vulnerability) completely because he is already 25.”
Now over in Germany, Bild have revealed what the buying price clause is for Newcastle United at the end of his loan season.
Newcastle paid an initial loan fee of just under £1m and now Bild say that their information is that Eintracht Frankfurt inserted a £10m fee if Newcastle want to make it permanent.
Some Newcastle fans have said the club should sign the Dutch international up as soon as possible but whilst Jetro Willems has had his moments going forward, he does look suspect at the back.
Interesting to see what happens once Matt Ritchie is fit once again.
If Steve Bruce keeps Willems in ahead of Ritchie then a permanent deal could make sense.
However, if Matt Ritchie is still seen as first choice and the loan player is dropped to the bench, then buying Jetro Willems next summer would be unlikely I suspect.
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