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Newcastle United should trigger this player’s purchase clause

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After a rough start to his life with the magpies, Jetro Willems has become a fan favorite, and a player that the club should sign permanently.

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If anything, I’ll say that Newcastle United has solid loan history when it comes to bringing in quality players to fill a need from the loan market. Kenedy was quality in his first season with the magpies, Loic Remy was a solid striker, and of course we can’t leave out the one and only Salomon Rondon. And this year has brought another face from the loan market to become a fan favorite, even after a disastrous debut.

So why would this year be any different when it comes to quality loan players that we should purchase but probably won’t because Newcastle United management is too incompetent to see a good deal staring them in the face? (That was an incredibly long sentence and I apologize.)

Jetro Willems has not only deserved the attention of fans, but he should warrant serious consideration from Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce, and managing director Lee Charnley, as a serious consideration for the purchase clause built into the loan deal.

One of the things that has been crucial to Newcastle United’s ability to keep ahead of the relegation zone battle is that the defense has remained mostly solid, and has even contributed more to its offense than its front three.

Jetro Willems is part of that success, in fact, he may one of the reasons for it. Newcastle United cannot afford to let another loan player get away. They let Loic Remy walk, they let Salomon Rondon walk, and they never committed to Kenedy. But Jetro Willems is not only a crucial part of this squad, I believe that he’s going to be one of the club’s most crucial players moving forward. Part of a defense that while at times has made serious mistakes, is the backbone to this club’s survival, Willems is a piece to the puzzle, and it’s staring club management in the face.