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?

  • Delashio

    £6m is hardly a sizeable transfer fee to be honest.

  • Mrkgw

    We could have done with him this season. Certainly for the run in towards the end. Fact that he is on loan elsewhere given his form and fitness seems just cause to recall him.

    • Leicester Mag

      Especially given we have no one who is a true number 10; suspect though our hands are tied contractually

  • nevfur

    Big if, but if he stays fit then would be stupid not to consider him for the 10 position. He has quality, experience and scores goals. We will need to spend big in other positions so he could come in very useful.

  • Guilttripjunkie

    The problem with this fella is that he is just too fragile for the physical demands of English football. At times he seemed to be made of tissue paper. Sell him to a Dutch side and free up some money in order to get someone who can do a job for us in the EPL.

  • Blackburn1066

    No,No,No Don’t think about it……Its not going to happen. Had his chance lets move on.

  • Blackburn1066

    The thing about NUFC is in the past they have put themselves in a small box, (lets think small ) Raffa in the prem will not think small he wants and will be in the top five, if not higher. And if the FAT man upstairs thinks any lower we are in the market for a manager.

  • gallowgate26

    I think he will return in the summer and probably does have PL quality to be fair, but he’s only made 15 appearances for PSV, so is still injury prone. He is an expensive player to have just ‘in reserve’ and on the treatment table. Let’s just hope that he doesn’t break down again and we get him back in better condition than he left.

  • mentalman

    its a shame we didn’r put recall clauses in for some of our players out on loan we could have done with the likes of de jong and saivet to finish off the season

  • Paul Smith

    Will get injured again any day.. Same with Aarons. Some people just weren’t built to run about.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    it`ll be like a new signing & save Big Mike a few bob