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Newcastle Moving In For Top Ajax Midfielder

8:20 am, Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

It certainly doesn’t look like Luuk de Jong will be able to get a permanent deal at Newcastle, given the goal-scoring form (or lack of it) he’s shown in the 10 appearances he’s made at Newcastle on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach,  but the club are still interested in his older brother Siem.

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Siem de Jong – Newcastle target for the summer

We have been interested in the 25 year-old for a couple of years now, and fifteen months ago it seemed there was a lot of activity with Ajax for the player – but nothing materialized.

Siem turned 25 in January, so he is of the right age for Newcastle, and Siem can play in the withdrawn striker role that Yohan Cabaye filled so well before he left Newcastle in January for PSG.

It seems that Siem will finally leave Ajax in the summer, and he’s been with Ajax since 2005 when he was 16, and he came through the famous Ajax Academy juts like Vurnon Anita, and as you would expect, he’s a very good technical player.

And he told the Dutch press in January that he expected to move on in the summer:

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

Siem has only fifteen months left on his contract, and apparently Ajax want around £7M for him, and maybe Newcastle can get even a better deal than that for the 6 times capped (two international goals) Dutch International.

He made his first team debut for Ajax back in September of 2007 against Kozakken Boys as an 18 year-old, and since then he has played 239 times for the Dutch giants with 76 goals, and this season he has 7 goals in just 17 appearances.

And he has leadership skills too, which is what we need at the moment, and Siem has been captain of Ajax since Jan Vertonghen left for Tottenham in the summer of 2012.

Siem is an attacking midfielder who can also play up front as a striker, and we need to bring in midfielders who can score goals this season.

If Newcastle can get the 6’1″ tall Siem de Jong on Tyneside – he would seem to be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    it’s funny pardew talks about several players futures now being on the line but never once mentions his own. He really is the ”UNSACKABLE ONE”

    The pardew excuse manual 2013/2014 now on sale ….!

  • 2 Rotonda heights // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    SDJ like Cabella would be great but is yet another technical player and we know Pardew doesn’t do technical so what’s the point.

    Hears rumours of Jol becoming number 2 in place of Carver. certainly a step in the right direction if true.

  • 3 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Rotonda,
    Why on earth would Jol be interested in becoming Pardew’s number 2?? Don’t believe that is in anyway a rumour of substance. Not having a pop at you, as I guess you are just the messenger on this one, but doesn’t seem likely.

  • 4 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Where is this news of SDJ coming from?

  • 5 jazzyp // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Im sure im mentioned this yesterday ed !!.
    Would be a great capture for around the 7 mill mark. Alot better prospect than his brother i feel

  • 6 70TWO // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Rotonda heights

    Do you mean Martin Jol? And where are the rumours?

    It would be a bit like Jim Smith and Rednap, another body on the training pitches would be most welcome if only to make set pieces more varied.

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    lilo

    That’s why it’s called a rumour. Sadly I am not personally privvy to such information as the original source you understand. Also possibly a number 2 waiting to become number 1 ?

    Re – last thread

    Maybe if pardew actually used the squad and rested and rotated players better instead of playing his favourites in to the ground we wouldn’t have this problem.

    When was the last time Goofy had a break. He’s looked out on is feet for months playing as a defensive left mid instead of his recognised position as a front line striker.

  • 8 Robby Bobson // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Yes yes yes.

    Said in Jan hes the one to replace Cabaye.

  • 9 70TWO // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    It is strange how the Dutch players don’t fit into English football more quickly as they are culturally similar and generally have some language knowledge. There is seemingly a great crop of younger players coming through but you don’t see Dutch teams reaching the latter stages of European tournaments. Is this because the players all get sold abroad or the home league is not competitive enough?

  • 10 70TWO // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    SDL – I presume it was not too many bongs that collapsed his lung last year.

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    7 goals in 18 games, of which he has played 9 of those as a centre forward. Playing for one of the top teams in a Dutch league where top strikers regularly average a goal a game it is hardly a prolific record. Still, he is better than what we have, but whether he would be anywhere near as good as many on here seem to make out, I have strong reservations.

  • 12 nut meg // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Here it is……make of it what you will Football news
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    Rumour is doing the rounds that Mike Ashley wants …
    … Martin Jol as Alan Pardew’s number two, casting doubts over the future of John Carver.
    Ashley, as we know only too well, has a great love of everything with Tottenham connections.
    A lifelong Spurs fan, Ashley has been impressed with Jol’s time at White Hart Lane, in the way he deals with the players – something that Alan Pardew can learn from.
    Pardew has fallen out with a great number of his signings this season, and Ashley is either looking for a KevinKeegan type “buffer” like Terry McDermott for the Toon manager … or he is thinking of slipping Jol into the hot seat in the summer.
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  • 13 bishopblaize // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    2 heads are better that 1

    QPR had Steve McLaren as Redders no2 and they were boasting top flight till the Derby job come along.

    You need a team to compete and that goes from Board to Back Room Staff

    I’d certainly welcome anything to assist us going forward!

    There’s always next season guys :)

  • 14 Rotonda heights // Apr 11, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    after saying brazil was a good motivating tool for his players to perform well this season to get on the plane, Pardew now says they are concentrating on that and not NUFC.

    You just couldn’t make it up with this guy.

    see below re – Jol (Martin)

    http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/has_ashley_lined_up_pardew_replacement_830169/index.shtml?

  • 15 anthc // Apr 11, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    As long as hes better than his brother! Otherwise stay well clear

  • 16 Knacka // Apr 11, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    didnt we go after Jol for the manager’s job a while back, but he turned it down because of the way Chris Hughton was treated?

  • 17 boltonmagpie // Apr 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Now Jols out of a job I guess he would jump at the chance.




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