The club have confirmed that Siem de Jong has moved to PSV, at least on a temporary basis.

The midfielder has gone to the Dutch club on a season long loan but no indication as to whether it includes a trigger for a permanent move.

Starting only four league games in his two years at St James Park, the move from Ajax has proved a disaster.

Injuries and indifferent form meaning the Dutch international still hasn’t started a game under Rafa Benitez.

Official Newcastle United Statement:

‘Newcastle United can confirm that Siem de Jong has joined PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan.

The 27-year-old Dutchman joined the Magpies from Ajax in the summer of 2014 but has endured an injury-plagued two years on Tyneside so far.

He has been restricted to 26 appearances – only seven of them starts – during that time, and has scored twice in all competitions. He suffered a hamstring injury in pre-season but is nearing a return to full fitness.

De Jong will link up with his brother Luuk, who had a loan spell at St. James’ Park in 2013/14, at the Philips Stadion.’