Luuk de Jong did not have a good time of it on loan this year, and the 23 year-old Dutch striker failed to score a goal in 12 appearances for Newcastle, and in January we were pretty sure there was a good chance that the de Jong brothers – both Luuk and his older brother Siem could be at Newcastle next season.
Siem de Jong – moving to Newcastle?
That’s not going to happen, because Luuk didn’t produce during his loan spell, and he will not be given a permanent deal by Newcastle but we’ve also been interested in his 25 year-old brother for at least two years – and Siem is a midfielder and current captain of Ajax.
This is what Siem has said about the transfer situation to Soccer News:
“I really do not know what I’ll do next season. I have spoken with the club but nothing is sorted.” “Also with Newcastle United, where my brother played last time, talked about other clubs and have had a little contact with my agent.”
“There was contact before, but it’s nothing concrete. Newcastle is a great club and it would be super to work with my brother and play football.”
“I do not know if he’ll be there. He is employed by Borussia Mönchengladbach, and has not received a contract offer from Newcastle, I’m going next week to talk to Ajax and then I’ll see.”
Siem started his career at De Graafschap and has been at Ajax since 2005, and he has played in the first team since 2007 when he made his debut at the age of 18.
The 6 times capped Dutch International (2 goals) has a contract that runs out next summer, so Newcastle could potentially get him this summer for a reasonably low fee, or wait until next summer and get him as a free agent, or for a minimal fee in January.
Siem has played a total of 244 games with 78 goals for Ajax, and he can play in the withdrawn striker role or in midfield, and he’s a very skilled footballer.
And Newcastle need midfielders who can score goals, to complement the strikers we should be bringing in this summer.
Siem would be a great acquisition for Newcastle.
Author Bio – Dr. Ed Harrison is a retired IBM Executive, who was born and bred in Newcastle, and joined IBM in 1970 after completing a PhD in Computing Science at Newcastle University.
Ed has been in America since 1973, and was moved by IBM shortly after he married the former Madeline Rose – who is now his wife of 42 years.
He was instrumental in building and managing a $2B Network Consulting business for IBM Global Services in the late 1990s, and retired in 2004, and since then has concentrated on something really important – Newcastle United.