Report claims Newcastle will wait until summer before targeting Jetro Willems

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Newcastle are reportedly waiting until summer to pursue PSV Eindhoven defender Jetro Willems.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle won't be making a move for PSV Eindhoven left back Jetro Willems during deadline day, and will wait until summer to pursue him.

The Magpies are currently the Premier League's biggest spenders in the transfer window, having splashed out to land midfielders Henri Saivet and Jonjo Shelvey from Bordeaux and Swansea City respectively, and then moved to land Andros Townsend from Tottenham Hotspur.

Sky Sports also claim that a deal for Roma striker Seydou Doumbia is also close to completion after the Ivory Coast international underwent a medical on Sunday, but manager Steve McClaren may not be done just yet.

The Chronicle report that McClaren wants to sign a left back having missed out on Lucas Orban and Guilherme Siqueira, and whilst he has other targets on his list, they won't be targeting Jetro Willems today.

The 21-year-old has already racked up almost 150 appearances for Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven, having made his debut at the age of just 17 after a move from Sparta Rotterdam.

A Dutch international, Willems is highly rated, but Newcastle are holding off from making a move for him due to concerns about an injury.

The left back missed the first half of the season after suffering knee ligament damage in the summer, and is being eased back into action by Phillip Cocu, with three substitute appearances in the last week.

Instead, Newcastle will monitor his progress until the end of the season and then prepare a move in the summer if he returns to form, suggesting that any move from the Magpies for a left back today will simply be a short-term loan until the summer, when Willems because an option again.

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