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Top Brothers Could Unite At Newcastle In The Summer

12:48 pm, Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Newcastle were said to be interested in Siem de Jong, the captain of Ajax, and he is the older brother of Luuk de Jong, who is currently on loan at Newcastle from Borussia Monchengladbach, and Siem turned 25 late last month.

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Siem de Jong – signing for Newcastle in the summer?

And of course Siem has played for Holland six times with two goals, and Luuk has 7 International caps with one goal.

Siem is also a perfect player to take over the withdrawn striker role that Yohan Cabaye filled so brilliantly before he left Newcastle last month, and in his final seven games for Newcastle Yohan scored five goals, and there’s no doubt Newcastle are now missing their play-maker, since he left the club.

Last month Siem told the Dutch press he was going to be leaving Ajax in the summer:

“I plan to leave Ajax – that is my intention. I am ready for a new challenge.”

Siem has been at Ajax since 2005, and he has only seventeen months left on his contract, and apparently Ajax want around £8M for him, and it could be even less than that, and that’s a decent fee for a very good player.

He made his first team debut for Ajax in September of 2007 against Kozakken Boys as an 18 year-old, and since then he has played 233 times for the Dutch giants with 75 goals.

And he has been captain of Ajax since Jan Vertonghen left for Tottenham in the summer of 2012, so Siem also has leadership capabilities which Newcastle need, especially since current captain Fab Coloccini could be leaving the club in the summer.

If Luuk does well at Newcastle through the end of the season, the Tyneside club may try to bring both brothers to the club in the summer, and we think that would be great for Newcastle.

What do you think?

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Transfer Sage // Feb 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    awww…i was hoping for the Hardy Boyz from WWE with vince taking over. The de jong brothers doesn’t have the same ring to it.

    I’d even take the dudley boys…”Devon, get the table”

  • 2 mag // Feb 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    The De Jongs and the Ameobis save us!

  • 3 70TWO // Feb 18, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Good for marketing SD in the Netherlands, plenty of tracky wearing scallies there.

  • 4 mag // Feb 18, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Buy some decent players that fans have heard of Ashley.

  • 5 mindcompressor // Feb 18, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    i think that luuk will not stay with us and siem will not come. any rumors coming from board aren’t worthy a penny… just talking to calm down people and pretend that cashley got a play for the club (other than earn a lot of money and nothing more)… i will not believe in anything till i see it. siem could be good player for us, at least not french

  • 6 Bucks mag // Feb 18, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    I rated S De Jong very highly without having seen him play, until speaking to an Ajax fan after the Chelsea game, who said he was a good but limited player, “like his brother”.

  • 7 Marty-Toon // Feb 18, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    No chance that he will come,too good for us

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