Siem de Jong is on his way out of Newcastle United, at least temporarily.
The midfielder has made only four league starts for Newcastle in two years, as injuries and indifferent form have kept him out of the team.
However, despite not starting a match under Rafa Benitez, Siem de Jong claims the Newcastle boss hasn’t given up on him.
The midfielder saying that Rafa ‘has said he sees a future for me’ but that he needs regular football and can’t guarantee him playing time this season.
Siem de Jong has revealed that he gave Ajax first option on a loan deal but now that they have passed up on the chance, he wants to have his move to PSV sorted as soon as possible.
Interesting to see just what he can do if getting regular football and staying fit…
Siem de Jong speaking to NU Sport in Holland:
“I had given Ajax the first option. Now I hope to get started at PSV.
“Their (PSV’s) ambitions talk to me and they play Champions League. And it would mean that I ‘m going to play together with my brother. That’s a dream Luuk and I have had for some time. “
“I first looked at whether Ajax was interested this summer. I thought that was the right path with my background, for a return to the Netherlands.
“I had a wonderful time at Ajax – became four times champion, was captain.
‘At PSV they respected that I wanted to give Ajax the first option.
“Coach Rafael Benitez has said he sees a future for me at the club but feels that I need matches at a level to judge me.
“And he can’t guarantee me games in the Championship he said.”