Report: PAOK left-back Dimitris Giannoulis set to be offered to Newcastle United, Jetro Willems desperate to return

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Report: PAOK left-back Dimitris Giannoulis set to be offered to Newcastle United, Jetro Willems desperate to return

According to The Athletic’s Chris Waugh, Eintracht Frankfurt left-back Jetro Willems is desperate to return to Newcastle United ahead of next month’s winter season transfer window, while PAOK left-back Dimitris Giannoulis is set to be offered to the club whenmore

Newcastle reached PAOK and the player’s agents during the summer transfer window, however it isn’t particular if an official quote was lodged.

The ₤ 5 million-rated Greek international was also offered to the likes of Watford and Marseille, and while Newcastle remain in the market for a new left-back, head coach Steve Bruce isn’t as persuaded as his recruitment team when it comes to signing him.

The Magpies signed Jamal Lewis from Norwich City for ₤ 15 million during the summer transfer window, however they desire quality depth in the position provided Paul Dummett’s injury concerns.

The 29-year-old was neglected of Newcastle’s Premier League squad for the second half of last season due to a hamstring injury, and Bruce is keen on an addition.

Representatives have actually been informed that the club would like to generate another left-back in January, and more alternatives will certainly emerge in the coming weeks.

Giannoulis won the Super League and Greek Cup with PAOK in 2018-19, and the 25-year-old should not have a problem striking the ground performing at St. James’ Park and in the English top-flight provided his speed and assaulting capability.

Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether Newcastle will pursue the Greek international, however a move for Willems might appeal to Bruce.

The Dutchman’s loan spell with the Magpies last season was cut in January due to an anterior cruciate ligament, however he has constantly openly revealed his dream to return to SJP.

Willems might be offered for a small fee next month, and including him to their defence might assist enhance their fortunes in the second half of 2020-21.

The 26-year-old scored two times and helped two times in 19 league games for Newcastle, and he certainly can provide Lewis a run for his money.

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