It was all Willems had to hear.
Newcastle have scouted Willems for years, and they finally got their man, and he has not disappointed.
He also has a £10m release clause – so you would have to hope he will be on Tyneside for a few more years at least.
We also must thank Gini for convincing his fellow countryman to come to the Toon, and it is good to see that the 28-year-old midfielder still has a soft spot for the people of Newcastle.
Who would you prefer at left-wing-back?
After what was a disastrous debut, many were not so sure about Willems, but he has proved that he is perfectly suited to the top-flight and has become a real presence on that left side – with him and Allan Saint-Maximin starting to form a good understanding.
Newcastle would be mad not to activate his release clause, but of course, our board are capable of doing anything – so we will just have to hope they do the right thing.
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