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Siem de Jong in talks to leave Newcastle – Reports

5 years ago

Siem de Jong could at last be in line for some regular first team football.

The Newcastle midfielder was sent home from pre-season training in Ireland with yet another injury and has not played a single minute of the friendlies or the Championship opener at Fulham.

After only four Premier League starts in almost two years, things hardly improved under new boss Rafa Benitez, with the Spaniard not starting Siem de Jong in any of his 10 matches last season – only four brief substitute appearances under the new boss.

Now however, Goal (in Holland) report that PSV are currently in talks with the Newcastle midfielder.

The Dutch media organisation say that they ‘know’ that the Eredivisie side are negotiating with Siem de Jong, although PSV Director of Football refused to answer questions about the potential signing.

Luuk de Jong captained PSV to the Dutch league title last season, as well into the knockout stages of the Champions League, despite the loss of star players such as Depay and Wijnaldum to the Premier League.

Whether brother Luuk has had any influence on a move for his sibling is potentially the case but Goal say that any deal will see Siem de Jong joining PSV on a loan deal so he can prove his fitness after an injury ravaged past three seasons. With no doubt Newcastle insisting a permanent contract clause to be inserted before they would agree to any loan arrangement.

The Dutch club are in need of an attacking midfielder after Marco van Ginkel returned to Chelsea this summer after spending the second half of last season at PSV on loan.


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