Newcastle United fans react as Jetro Willems says goodbye to Eintracht Frankfurt

Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt have released Dutch left-back Jetro Willems after four seasons on their books.

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.

He took to Twitter last night to say his goodbyes to Frankfurt, and Newcastle fans flocked the post to reply:

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.

Newcastle reportedly have around Β£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 to get him involved in the pre-season preparations.

In other news, a midfielder has sent a message to Newcastle fans ahead of a summer departure.