It’s a big summer for Newcastle United.
The club finished in 13th position in the Premier League table, but expectations will be much greater for 2020/21.
It remains to be seen if there will be a takeover, which would undoubtedly have an effect on their current list of transfer targets.
There has been some talk about the possibility of Danny Rose returning to the club following a loan spell in the second half of 2019/20.
The Tottenham Hotspur player wasn’t stellar, but probably diud enough to warrant permanent transfer.
That said, it can be argued that before making a decision on Rose, Newcastle should be focusing their attention on another player for the left-back position.
Jetro Willems has almost become something of a forgotten man.
Injured since January, the Dutchman on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt has had to watch on in frustration having enjoyed a fine start to his Magpies career.
TBR’s View – Newcastle should make Willems a priority
The nature of his injury will complicate matters, but the level shown by Willems in 2019 was excellent.
The star really stood out with his marauding runs down the left and link-up play with the enigmatic Allan Saint-Maximin.
There is only one winner when one compares his handful of performances to Rose’s.
Perhaps Newcastle ought to try and negotiate another loan move for the player, as nothing is ever certain once a player suffers a bad knee injury.
He recently said (via Shields Gazzette) that he was going to see what the future holds, but that the fans have a special place in his heart – which surely suggests he’d be open to a return.
One thing is for sure, Newcastle fans were absolutely gutted to see him stretchered off earlier this year and have been vocal on social media about seeing him back at St. James’ Park.