Eintracht Frankfurt defender Jetro Willems has claimed that Newcastle United want to sign him in this summer’s transfer window.
Indeed, Willems said that Newcastle and Italian giants Roma were interested when speaking to Dutch outlet VTBL.
Willems was actually linked with the Magpies back in 2016 when he was with PSV Eindhoven.
Now 25-years-old, Willems has just come off the back of making 36 appearances in all-competitions for Frankfurt during the 2018-19 campaign.
A 22-time Netherlands international, Willems has also turned out for Sparta Rotterdam, meaning that he is experienced despite still being relatively young.
The Newcastle fans have been on social media offering their views on the Dutchman’s comments.
And it would be fair to say that not too many are confident of their team’s chances of signing the left-back for a wide range of reasons.
That said, one particular fan has said that he would take Willems ‘in a heartbeat’.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
I think we’ll still be interested in him when he’s 50
— james hooker (@jimmyschmitz) May 20, 2019
Cue a stampede onto YouTube
— NUFCTOON (@NUFCTOON1892) May 20, 2019
Enjoy Rome, I hear its beautiful.
— Adam Raupp Painting (@AdamRauppPaint) May 20, 2019
Good player but shoddy injury record.
— The Perennial Pundit (@PerennialPundit) May 20, 2019
But only one is feasible.
— JOP (@40yearsofhurt) May 21, 2019
Take this geezer in a heartbeat. Looked class for Frankfurt in Europa league and he was playing out of position.
Still got his best years ahead of him too.
— Matthaus (@GeordieDubravka) May 20, 2019
Lol how many times have we been linked to this fella!
— SuperSchär (@SuperSchar) May 20, 2019