Official Newcastle United Statement confirms Siem de Jong departure
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.’
‘Ik ben heel blij dat PSV bij mij uit is gekomen.’ Welkom bij de club Siem! pic.twitter.com/QtC1K5I26f
— PSV (@PSV) August 22, 2016
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