Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:48 am• Tom Rofekamp

Jetro Willems does not rule out a summer return to the Eredivisie. The current left back of Greuther Fürth is already facing a departure from Bavaria after one season due to the club’s relegation from the Bundesliga. Willems says he has not yet made a decision about his future, but is late in conversation with the Eindhovens Dagblad some salient quotes.

Willems signed a contract with Greuther Fürth in August 2021, after his contract with Eintracht Frankfurt expired. The 29-year-old defender could finally count on frequent playing time again, as a cruciate ligament injury and stiff competition at his previous club played tricks on him from the beginning of 2020. “For me it was the intention to play a lot”, Willems looks back on the past season. “It was a preparation for the next part of my career, which is coming now.”

The 22-time international of the Dutch national team – who has long been the record holder of the youngest player ever at a European Championship – already posted a striking message on Twitter after Fürth’s relegation at the end of April. “My son before the game: ‘Dad, you are making a transfer to PSV on May 24th,’ Me: ‘Haha, oh yes? Would be nice,” Willems wrote at the time. The left back quickly made short work of the ‘open application’ stamp, and is now doing it again. “If I want to apply for PSV, I don’t do it via Twitter. I have the numbers of the people who are in charge at PSV.”

Compared to earlier, Willems adds, after five years abroad, that he is indeed open to a return to the Eredivisie. “At the moment there is nothing going on, but I would certainly consider it myself if that option arises. In my previous period at PSV we made it difficult for Ajax and we were able to beat them in the Eredivisie. I would like to see such a battle again Whatever it is, PSV is in my heart.”