'Re-signing?' - Ex-Newcastle United defender spotted at St James' Park in eight-word message
A former Newcastle United defender paid a visit to St James' Park on Saturday afternoon.
A familiar face returned to St James' Park over the weekend.
The Dutchman broadcasted his flying visit on social media by posting a photo outside of his former stomping ground with the caption "just a normal day (at my old office) #NUFC".
With Lewis Hall ineligible to face his parent club, and both Dan Burn (back) and Matt Targett (hamstring) sidelined, United are without a recognised left-back against the Blues.
Indeed, that is just one of several selection issues facing Eddie Howe.
As it stands, the Newcastle boss is without another seven players, including Sandro Tonali (banned), Jacob Murphy (shoulder), Elliot Anderson (back), Sven Botman (knee), Harvey Barnes (toe), Callum Wilson (hamstring) and Javier Manquillo (groin).
It ruled the former Netherlands international out for almost a year but he didn't play competitively again until joining German outfit Greuther Furth as a free agent in August 2021.
Willems then returned to Holland with Groningen. He is currently under contract at Heracles Almelo, who sit 13th in the Eredivisie table.