Date: 3rd August 2019 at 11:25am
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OPINION

If there’s one thing Newcastle United have mastered, it’s the art of keeping their fans in the dark. Usually, that isn’t such a good thing, and it often leads to situations whereby their universally adored manager leaves on a whim, or they get their hopes up over an Arab only to have them dashed after a lengthy and futile wrangle. Sometimes, however, that clandestine aura can make for surprises. On Friday night, the Magpies announced via their official  that they had completed a deal to take Dutch full-back Jetro Willems to Tyneside on loan. The 25-year-old arrives at St. James’ Park from Eintracht , and it’s fair to say that his signing has caught a fair few fans off guard. You would expect that Willems will be an upgrade on what  already have. Despite spending large parts of last  on the bench, the defender averaged 2.5 tackles per 90 minutes in the , as well as being dribbled past just 0.8 times per 90 as well, as per Whoscored. If he can bring that kind of form to he could be a real hit, and one that could help ease any fears of a relegation dogfight next term.

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