Top Dutch Play-Maker Being Pursued By Newcastle?


Newcastle were heavily linked with 24 year-old Dutch play-maker Siem de Jong in January, and he’s the older brother of last summer’s Newcastle striker target – Luuk de Jong –  who finally joined German club Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Siem de Jong – scoring against Manchester City in Champions league last season

Siem started his career with De Graafschap in Doetinchem, and in 2005, at the age of 16, he joined the famous Ajax youth academy.

He made his first team debut, coming on as a substitute, in September of 2007 against Kozakken Boys when he was 18,  and since that time he has become the captain at Ajax and has 213 appearances with 69 goals for the Dutch powerhouse.

Newcastle are short of goalscorers right now, so a player who can score goals from midfield or as a second striker, would seem to be a decent buy for Newcastle this summer – with the fee said to be around £9M.

The news in January was that Newcastle were talking to Ajax about the player, but he wasn’t necessarily available in January but could be available this summer.

On January 18th, this is what his agent Louis Laros had to say:

“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.”

In January it was reported that Newcastle were doing some early transfer negotiations, that would see the Ajax captain move to Newcastle this summer, and that’s still a possibility.

And since this lad can score goals, he would be a good buy, especially when some of our striker targets this summer could be out of reach, for one reason or another.

Siem has played for all the Dutch Youth sides, and a couple of times for the full National side, and last season he scored 16 goals in 47 appearances for the Dutch Champions.

What do you think?

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110 comments so far

  • geordie157

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Spooky, I said earlier today siem hadn’t been mentioned for a while. So I’ll predict ed to do a piece on Scott Sinclair next.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Please don’t list out our targets, after you listed them out, almost newcastle united could not sign.
    maybe this summer we sign zero player

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  • dubzy

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    RE—POST

    i here everyone on here name Younès Belhanda to replace cabaye ,there no chance of him coming here for less than £20m,but no has said anything about him team mate Rémy Cabella this guy is gunna be world class and only 23 and would cost £8-10mil perfect replacment for cabaye

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>Rémy Cabella<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhUMDsmD7dk

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  • BennygivesmeTinglyBalls

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4

    This has to be up there with our most important transfers. Not sure he’d come to us right now. We need someone who can keep the ball, create something out of nothing and score some bloody goals. We can build the team around this guy.

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  • Patoon

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #5

    geordie157 r u ed in disguise lol

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  • magpie6699

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Headline News!
    Daily Star / Mail / Mirror / Telegraph (delete as appropriate)
    “Player we said Toon were after last week because we made it up in the pub is now going to ……(insert as appropriate)”
    “Toon midfielder / striker / defender / goalkeeper (pick name at random) subect to Xmillion bid from PSG / Arsenal / Russian unpronounceable / Hartlepool (OK I made the last one up – it comes from being in contact with journalists)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    The blog is dead, long live the blog.

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  • low fell mag

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Things are unfolding as I thought it would.
    We are in big trouble, before a ball has been kicked as there are more clubs wanting our blue chip players, whilst we are being linked with players who we haven’t got a cat in hells chance of getting,or second rate crap from Scotland.
    f-ck ,Mr Pardew.,

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  • toon22

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Unless the mentality of the club changes it dont matter who we buy.

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #10

    I think we cocked up too badly last summer and last season and now we’re going to pay for that. I don’t think we can get any of our top targets tbh.
    The only thing that could of swayed it was the appointment of a new (internationally renowned) manager or coaching team.
    If we don’t get a coaching overhaul/addition then that’s it for me. It will really highlight our ambition and I can see many fans becoming disillusioned next season, as for myself I’ve already lost the buzz and I’m becoming more disillusioned as the weeks go by.
    It’s such a shame, none of us have done anything to deserve this. It’s rather upsetting seeing how things have unfolded.
    I, like many others I’m sure, will never like Pardew and as things stand the club and fan base are not pulling in the same direction and that will prevent us from achieving anything.

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  • RonVanDam

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #11

    This summer we should buy players before selling any i.e if we are planning to sell cabaye, then we should get his replacement in first not the other way around. Let BA’s departure serve as a timely reminder

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Low fell mag,
    As far as transfers are concerned I think you’re directing your anger at the wrong person.

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  • Albert's Secret Love Child (Formerly Krul To Be Kind)

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #13

    I see sunderlandd are about to wrap u 2 new centre backs. I don’t know much about the lad from Maritimo they are about to nab on a free but Lazio’s Diakite is a class act, and also on a free… we missed out there!

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #14

    15m for cabaye is not enough. That plus a player then maybe we tall 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #15

    Talk

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Albert’s Secret Love Child

    Do you know they are also after MILOS KRASIC

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #17

    Why are almost every other club making plans and getting moving, whilst we just sit on our bone idle backsides?
    Just get a new owner and manager and be done with it so we can actually compete. If only it were that simple.

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  • toon22

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Sunderland will struggle next season,they will get the most red cards ever lol.
    For us im happy theres no news atm,as we cant sign anyone

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #19

    Albetr’s
    The Maritimo lad Roberge was a class act when they played us at St. James’. I logged on here after the game that he was worth a look at Magpie 6699
    You could have sweep on here how many players will be linked with the Toon today
    Mine is 11 players – a whole team

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #20

    Tommyy…because DL is on holiday until late August (he does that every year 😉 )

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #21

    Why does LLambias need holidays?

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  • GeordieDan

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #22

    I’m sure Vernon Anita will give Siem De Jong a glowing report about how great life is under Pardew at Newcastle!

    I bet Anita is gutted he left Ajax now. Held back to facilitate a Tiote who had his footballing talent surgically removed last January while away at the ACoN and Jonas (love the guy but he’s nowhere near good enough now) Gutierez.

    Hoepfully Pardew sees this summer what he’s been missing and gets Anita playing more, a lot more. If he doesn’t then why should his mate De Jong even think about coming here under false promises of being given proper chance?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #23

    IM…everybody needs a holiday!

    …timing is just the essence and I don’t think he gets that 😉

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  • tequilamag

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #24

    Jesp, how do you know what DL holiday plans are ?

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #25

    I can see myself going insane this summer. We really need a divine intervention now. Nothing else can save us from this darkness.

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  • solano

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #26

    Let’s get Slank, Charlie and Lilwonga on here to tell us how being on a oneway fast track to Palookaville is great for us!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #27

    jesp

    go on a holiday in SEP

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #28

    How sad is it that we could lose the likes of Cabs, Benny, Cisse and maybe poor old Anita and others because of the tactics of one man and an owner who is allowing it to happen.

    Does it not say everything that Rodgers who is successfully re-building a ” footballing” team (6-0 anyone) after the shambles of Dalglish does not want Carrol and the only 2 long ball dinosaurs that do are Allardyce and Pardew.

    We did fine without Carrol with Cisse and Ba. We just now need someone fast and mobile to play left of a front 3 which is our most successful formation.

    I don’t think another manager alive could screw this up, but then again he doesn’t want Europe either!!

    Krul

    Debuchy Colo M’Biwa Santon

    Sissoko Anita

    Cabaye

    Benny Cisse PEA/Remy

    Subs: Tiote, Marveaux, Haidara, Alnwick, ? ? ?

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  • yo-yo

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #29

    Geordie Dan

    Unless we can attract players like De Jong (both brothers preferably) and get Anita in a regular role then we’ll just end up playing dinosaur football like England.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #30

    I am guessing it does not hurt you having pardew in charge.

    He does not want Europe, neither do you i imagine

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #31

    Tommyy,
    Only 4 clubs in the Prem have signed anyone yet, so how are we any different to the remaining 15? Who says we aren’t already doing stuff? Most reports, and Torqs inside info say that we are doing things already. Technically the window isn’t open yet.

    While I do wish we would get on with signing players, I don’t think we should worry just yet.

    Solano,
    Am I meant to be Lilwonga?? If so, what are you on about?

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  • Gold For Newcastle.

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #32

    Please, Siem takes the pace out of every Ajax attack; he simply thinks to slow.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #33

    no 1 will want to play for us… as we dnt want europe.. so we may attract players who wants 1st team action not europe

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #34

    Tequila…I don’t!

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #35

    Geordie Da, you are saying what I’ve been saying a lot in recent times. Anita must feel he was sold a dummy by the south london ex window cleaner. We needed to get players in last summer when we has something attractive to sell to them, but whilst I shouted this all close season, the mini accountants on this blog, and the fence sitters, the ambitionless and the dumb, all asked me and others to hold on, and then judge us when the summer window closed. Well guess what lads, you were all sold a dummy too, by the ex window cleaner and Casino man.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #36

    IM…that wouldn’t be an option or before or after we conduct our transfers 🙂

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  • yo-yo

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Have to convince players the club has ambition in the EPL to recruit the best squad. A poor season doesn’t help but if the smooth talking AP can get them through the door then I won’t complain – even if we know he is a blagger.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #38

    IM…should have said would be an option 🙂

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #39

    West Ham blogs have us bidding for Tomkins for 4million, and they are willing to sell as they want cash to rebuild. While he isn’t the best, he is better than Willo, so would be a decent back up, provided we bring in a top centre back if Colo leaves.

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  • solano

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #40

    Lil…errh yes, sorry for the misspelling.. Have you read ‘The Man in the High Castle’ ??
    I was just wondering what it actually feels like to live in an alternative universe?

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