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Willems: What Wijnaldum told me about playing for Newcastle...

Jetro Willems is happy he listened to Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum about joining Newcastle United.

The fullback joined the Toon on deadline day in a season-long loan from Eintracht Frankfurt - but only after being convinced by former Newcastle midfielder Wijnaldum.

He told AD: "I spoke with Gini.

"He said, 'Believe me, Jetro. Go to Newcastle. A good city, warm people. A great atmosphere. Just do your thing and it'll be fine'.

"I trusted that."

On leaving Eintracht, Willems added: "If I wanted to achieve my goals and further develop myself in a more natural and trusted position, I had to do it somewhere else. I have just turned 25 years old."

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