Date: 14th March 2021 at 10:00am
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Jetro Willems was only able to fulfill half of his season-long move to Newcastle last season.

The Dutchman ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Chelsea in January 2020, ruling him out for the remainder of the campaign.

Over his 19 Premier League appearances, the wing-back had commendably scored twice and assisted two more.

He netted a sublime goal in a 3-1 defeat at Anfield and was also on target the Magpies held Manchester City to a draw at St. James’ .

Willems had expressed his desire for the move to be made permanent, but no such clause was included in the deal (via Football-oranje) and he returned to parent club Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.

But now a Twitter exchange has sparked fresh pleas among the Newcastle faithful for Willems’ return.

After Willems wished Saint-Maximin a happy birthday, the forward proceeded to relay a ‘we love you’ message from supporters.

Willems acknowledged the feelings of the Toon army, telling Saint-Maximin ‘they love us’.

Jetro Willems sent ‘come back’ pleas by

“Please come home”

@SavMondo

“i miss you sm”

@NUFC_LEW

“Fancy coming back in the summer?”

@HollyBlades05

“We do. You were superb here.”

@timcunningham80

“Jetro we need you back”

@DANTHEMAGPIE

“No, it’s not a case of we love you both! We love maxi, you’re like the girlfriend that we’ll never get over, you’ve got unfinished business, Jetro. Force it! Do what you need to do!”

@AlloyMagLad

Whether he will return to Tyneside in the future remains to be seen, but it is clear there is a lot of appreciation from both sides despite the Dutchman having such a short stint in the north-east.