Eintracht have agreed to Jetro Willems’ transfer request and allowed him to go on a season-long loan to English Premier League outfit Newcastle United, who have the option to make the move permanent.

Jetro Willems found his playing time reduced, and Eintracht agreed to his transfer request.
Jetro Willems found his playing time reduced, and Eintracht agreed to his transfer request.

After moving to Frankfurt from PSV Eindhoven in 2017, Willems made a total of 65 appearances for the club, including 23 in each of the past two Bundesliga seasons. After starting 19 matches in 2017/18, the Dutchman – who represented his country at Euro 2012 – only made seven starts in 2018/19, leading to an understandable amount of frustration for someone who played the full 90 minutes of the DFB Cup final in 2018. The 25-year-old also made 11 UEFA Europa League appearances but only five starts. He is under contract with Eintracht until 2021.

"For two years, Jetro was an integral part of our squad but lately he had become frustrated with the role he’d been given, which is why we agreed to his transfer request," said board member Fredi Bobic of the loan to Newcastle, which comes with an option to buy.

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