‘See you soon’ – Some NUFC fans react as player tipped for SJP move sends message – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt have released Dutch left-back Jetro Willems after he spent four seasons on their books.
THANK YOU, BOYS!
Willems, Brugger, Fahrnberger and Makanda will leave Frankfurt when their contracts expire on 30 June, while on-loan Jovic and Schubert will return to their parent clubs.#SGE pic.twitter.com/AqRSafQMql
— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_eng) May 24, 2021
The 27-year-old joined Newcastle United on a season-long loan in 2019-20 before an injury ended his spell in January 2020.
Willems has not played since despite returning to full fitness, and Bild reported last week that he is set to re-join the Magpies on a free.
The Netherlands international has been linked with a return to St. James’ Park ever since he left, and he has always indicated a willingness to do so through his social media posts.
Someone know the rules if i want to travel from Amsterdam to Newcastle? Just for 1 night
— Jetro willems (@JetroWillems_15) April 3, 2021
— Jetro willems (@JetroWillems_15) November 6, 2020
What do you want?
— Ashley Merrington (@ajmerrington) April 25, 2020
To sign and play for NUFC
— Jetro willems (@JetroWillems_15) April 25, 2020
He took to Twitter last night to say his goodbyes to Frankfurt, and Newcastle fans flocked the post to reply thus:
Please say your coming back to Newcastle 🤍
— Jarvis (@Jarviik) May 24, 2021
You coming back to the toon jetro?
— Craig Fraser (@CraigFr45203116) May 24, 2021
See you soon Jetro
— R̴o̴b̴ (@nufcsaintmax) May 24, 2021
See you soon my guy. We’ve missed you! pic.twitter.com/bXM9S5GG9e
— Magpie 24/7 – Newcastle United (@Magpie24_7) May 24, 2021
Time to return home jetro the toon army awaits your return pic.twitter.com/M7wLd6DIDq
— black brad (@ToonGrimreaper) May 24, 2021
See you soon 🤍🤍 X pic.twitter.com/wmjEsXTWdv
— Holly Blades (@HollyBlades05) May 24, 2021
Welcome back to Newcastle king
— alf (@ajustice00) May 24, 2021
On your way to Newcastle?
— . (@OwenB774) May 24, 2021
Now you come home jetro @NUFC
— Geordie_Fan9 (@Fan9Geordie) May 24, 2021
Willems scored twice and assisted twice in 19 Premier League games during his short-lived Newcastle spell, forming a solid partnership with Allan Saint-Maximin on the left side of the pitch.
The wing-back’s goal against Liverpool emerged as the Magpies’ goal of the season last term, and head coach Steve Bruce could do with a quality free agent this summer.
Your 2019/20 goal of the season…
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 14, 2020
Newcastle reportedly have around £12 million to spend on transfers this summer, and strengthening their defence with a player willing to join them would be a smart move.
Having not played for 18 months, a deal for Willems would need to be wrapped up quickly so as to get him involved in the pre-season preparations.