The news coming from the local press related to Ajax midfielder Siem de Jong, is that Newcastle are indeed talking about signing the player, but it is thought he will be a summer target for Newcastle, and of course that’s always assuming we will be Premier League club in June, because after what happened four years ago – you just never know.
Siem de Jong – on Newcastle’s radar screen
And the possibility we are making a move for de Jong is today backed up by his agent Louis Laros, who made this comment:
“There has been a lot of interest in Siem but at the moment he is the captain of Ajax, and he is happy at Ajax.” “I expect he will stay until the end of the season. But you never know.”
It’s that last sentence that becomes intriguing, because Newcastle are finding it difficult to get a top striker to the club, and this lad has an eye for goal, and he could play as a withdrawn striker behind Papiss Cisse.
This season de Jong has 13 goals in 27 appearances for Ajax, and he is also an excellent footballer, having been at Ajax all his career and come through the famous Youth Academy, and he’s very creative and could set up chances for Papiss Cisse, who’s shown he can put the ball in the back of the net, when given half a chance.
Indeed, this could be a move that Newcastle could shock us with, and he would be an even better acquisition than Loic Remy, and Newcastle have been reported willing to pay around £9M for the Dutch International.
Siem is the older brother of Luuk de Jong, who we failed to get from FC Twente last summer, but we still don’t think Ajax will let this lad go this month, but it does look like Newcastle are laying the ground-work for a summer move for the player.
But maybe Newcastle will try to bring him in this month – and he would be fantastic signing – make no mistake about that.
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