Siem de Jong – A goal every 60 minutes in readiness for Newcastle return
Whisper it quietly but could Siem de Jong, just maybe, be ready at last to repay Newcastle United some of his sizeable transfer fee and wages picked up for little in return?
In the five years before he came to Newcastle in summer 2014, the attacking midfielder scored an excellent 54 goals in the Dutch league from 126 starts (plus 10 as a sub).
In three years on Newcastle’s books, he has scored precisely one league goal…
In an attempt to rediscover himself/his form, Siem de Jong is spending a season back in the Eredivisie with PSV and maybe things are at last just beginning to click into place.
After a few niggling injuries and fighting back to full fitness, the Dutch international has now started all three games in March and scored four goals.
The latest goal coming on Saturday when Siem de Jong scored the only goal (watch it below) of the game to beat Vitesse Arnhem.
This makes it six goals in his last 360 minutes of league football, or basically, one for each hour of football.
It is ironic that as Newcastle struggle in that number 10 position more than anywhere else on the pitch, the former Ajax player is at last showing signs of the form that tempted Newcastle.
Ayoze Perez and Mohamed Diame have been major disappointments this season and have failed to sparkle, even in the second tier of English football.
The 28 year old still has time on his side to make it in England and three years left on his Newcastle contract.
If returning to the Premier League, Newcastle are going to need every little bit of quality they can call on, can Siem de Jong be part of that equation?
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