Dutch Play-Maker Could Become Newcastle’s Fourth Signing


We think that if everything had turned out well this summer, it was Newcastle intention to have both de Jong brothers, Luuk of Borussia Monchengladbach and Siem of Ajax at Newcastle, but Luuk didn’t show up well in his loan spell earlier this year, and Newcastle are no longer interested in signing the 23 year-old.

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Siem de Jong – could arrive at Newcastle soon

But that’s not true of  Siem De Jong, the Ajax captain, who we have been interested in now for about two years, and Siem has recently described Newcastle club as one of the great clubs.

Newcastle were in negotiations for Siem 17 months ago, but nothing came of those talks, but now with Siem having only one year left on his contract at Ajax, it seems that Newcastle want him on Tyneside this summer, and could get him in at a reasonable transfer fee.

The German website Der Sechzehner is reporting today that Luuk De Jong could move to PSV Eindhoven this summer, and to a league  he has already shown he can score goals in when he was at FC Twente.

At the end of the season it was clear that Newcastle would not offer Luuk a permanent deal, but now would seem to be a good time for Newcastle to finally move in and sign Siem, although at the moment it seems Lee Charnley is working hard to get Bafe Gomis to the club this week, if possible.

Siem is a good and experienced player with excellent skills, and he also has good leadership skills, and he would be a very good acquisition for Newcastle.

And from the comments he has made recently – it seems he would be only too willing to sign on for the Tyneside club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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97 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Shall we get the third signing ‘over the line’ first before talking about the fourth.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Jail,
    I’ve got no problem if the club want to splash out more on players. I really don’t care if we spend £5million or £50 million as long as we get the right players in. As I said, more often then not, the price you pay and the quality of player are heavily linked so yes, larger fees will have to be paid. But I wouldn’t be bothered if we got a number of quality players in for little, whereas some would be annoyed about Ashley keeping the cash.

    My argument has nothing to do with big money failures, it is more about ensuring we get the right people. If that means we have to spend, then we should spend. If we can get the required quality in without spending then fine.

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    I love silly season tarabt is the best one so far he makes benny look like a grafter

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jun 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4

    JFA,

    That explains our interest in Cabella over Grenier…

    And if thats true, then I dont understand what we were doing..
    Probably siem de jong is cheaper

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    I would like to retract my anti-ginge statement from the previous thread. I am not gingist, it just fitted in nicely with the “evil” theme that had begun re cup finals 😀

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  • Shaker

    Jun 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #6

    he is good but can he be Cabaye’s replacement ?
    I want Grenier 🙁

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  • Scottiedog

    Jun 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Yes please to Siem!! Current Ajax captain and good experience.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Another possible signing potentially misused and discarded by dead brain.

    The last influx of 5 signings still didn’t prevent P45DUE from racking up the joint worst loss record in the history of the club and all the other shambolic records he’s broken.

    The potential of some of the players linked can be good, but not when ol’ silver tongue is the manager.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Sky sports have a new Skysports 5 coming out for next season dedicated to European football. If we not to sign this lad. Then we would see what a mistake it would be not to sign him up.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Wraps of speed and cans of red bull for charnley please.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #11

    LaurentR32

    You and I are reading the same page.

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  • RooneyToons

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #12

    It’ll be because he has the same agent as Gomis, erdinc,Ayew and Kone. All people we’ve been linked with in the last year.

    Lazy journalism?? Or maybe we’ve been offered him.
    I doubt it though he wants to stay in Milan.

    I’d take him on loan though

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  • RooneyToons

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #13

    Taarart that is

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #14

    siem is a number 10 and plays best as a striker with a 1-2/1-3 ratio the reason i dont like him as an acm is his assists are very very poor so i’d expect him to be our final striker if gomis/siem do sign.

    i cant see us getting too many more if gomis/siem sign tbh maybe a leftwing is a 50/50 chance although with rolando/sammi coming through they may not even want to go for one of them !

    and i’d bet on colback cementing a cm position alongside tiote and be the link man for our mid making our defence a lot more solid but also supporting the attack when possible and that should make our wingers more attack minded (apart from sissoko who’s just a machine and can do it all)

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  • Lynxie

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #15

    Siem De Jong? This Guy is a PROPER player. he single handedly took Man City apart the season before last in the champions league (Toure et al). What a signing that would be. mark my words, this is just the type of player we need. strength, vision, passing ability, goals… he has the lot. I am so excited about this. I hope we can get him ‘over the line’ lol

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #16

    Well pardew will be the manager next year regardless, the club confirmed this months ago so complaining won’t help.

    I’d rather a poor manager have good player than have a poor manager with poor players so all good signings are welcome.

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #17

    I wouldn’t mind siem I think he could offer a lot he is a leader played and I don’t think he would take to long to adapt
    I know some have concerns on his pace
    but if the price is right come on down

    I would still be tempted by his brother he had some attributes that I liked when we played and given a full preseason with us we could see a different player, it must have been hard to come into the team that ended the season with 4 wins in 21, he also alluded to the fact he had a lot of defensive duties something he aint done before, worth a loan and his club don’t want him he could be a bargin

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #18

    TS
    Agree mate totally. So what if Colback and potentially Gomis are free. there still good players that could do a job for us…….May even prove a cracking success.
    On Siem, Most dutch football I watched through Wiziwig or Eurorivals last season he often plays in an advanced role, Much the same as cabs did in the last 6-7 games he played for us

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  • outsidethebox

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #19

    bm@17
    have to agree …thought he was tidy player ..could do worse than trying to get on a seasons loan with agreed fee…but a centre back should be main priority this season …saylor willo are at best reserves collo is average …..need a proper strong centre back

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  • stuart no9

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #20

    getting back the that colback interview , i feel sorry for the kid – i really do . He will one day look back on his move here and think -what a mug ive been , what a mug to listen to pardew rabbitting on about the club going forward and getting to CUP FINALS ? . poor kid . ill give him 2 years here , in which time he will either be sold at a good profit ,coz he is decent or he will run after pardew has finished with him , nevermind , enjoy him while you get the chance.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Will do

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  • cyprus

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #22

    Don’t get that Stu. He’s too good for NUFC or you mean he’ll be pardewed? In my mind, we need 3 top top players at 12-13 mil. each.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #23

    Blackley, the signings shouldn’t disguise and distract from Pardew’s ineptness as you know.

    Transfer, whether he is confirmed manager or not, it shouldn’t be accepted. He’s not good enough. Head in the sand by some fans is one of the reasons he is still here mishandling the players.
    The cycle starts again of new players coming in as an excuse for him not getting the best out of the last ones.

    I’m not accepting it, nor should others who can see his highly limited lower level inability to manage.

    I hope he doesn’t dare to leave his dugout again next year and if he does it is led with a chorus of boos

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  • stuart no9

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #24

    transfer——–I’d rather a poor manager have good player than have a poor manager with poor players so all good signings are welcome. sorry , but i think wrong . A poor manager with poor players is exactly the same as a poor manager with good players . simply because , the team is only as good as the manager you have . Thats why a bad manager will get sacked with a good team for getting poor results and replaced with a good manager , with the same team to get them playing better and securing more points .

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  • KingNash

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #25

    Siem De Jong is a class act, a leader as well as very technically competent, high work rate with a touch of bite.

    So basically Yohan Cabaye /shiftyeyes

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #26

    Can we please change the bloody record now?

    Yes Pards was shit for most of last season. Yes he did some stupid stuff. Yes, most of us (me included) would rather we had someone else.

    WE KNOW.

    But if all we do on every f*******g thread is whine about it when we know it’s not going to change just how much do you think we’re going to enjoy this season?

    We’ve hit a point weber we could sign Messi and within minutes someone would be banging on about how ït was no use and everything was depressing because he’ll “get Pardewed”.

    Enough whining!

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Stuart – I agree with Sage on that as he is merely drawing a comparison and stating the lesser of two evils. What we have had this season is a poor manager with good players, we will probably have the same this season. A key signing for us though would be a new manager and coaching staff. I’d rather that than continue experimenting with good players and burning out their motivation with underachieving tactics.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #28

    So long as the club replace anyone who is leaving we will once again finish mid-table hitting Ashleys target.

    Pardew will get the amount of points needed to do that i don’t doubt that. What is annoying is we have a real chance to push on once again and bring some quality footballers in with the funds we have available, yet we are looking at profits before the caliber of the players being brought in once again.

    It’s all wrong at NUFC. The priorities are all wrong. We need proven quality through the door to walk straight into the first team to push on and compete at a decent level.

    I hope to god they get the quality in that’s needed and the depth and cover that is needed because Pardew has proven before that he struggles when top players are not available. I don’t blame him for this, he gets what he is given. We do not have the depth across the positions, the leap in quality from first string to second is huge.

    If we spend on good quality proven players and enough of them, there is no reason we can’t hit 8th next season.

    Get a move on NUFC and put profits from future sales on the back burner for once.

    Get in the quality that is needed which we all know we can afford.

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #29

    Oh and SDJ – not sure. Bit of a risk?

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #30

    Sorry to bust the bubble whumpie 🙂 but the issue still remains, I’ll be looking forward to the new season and if we get them some of these top names in our shirt, but Pards is going to be the fly in the ointment, can’t get away from it.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #31

    Whumpie
    May I ask why SDJ would be a risk mate ??

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  • Barton

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #32

    4’th signing /,so who the 3’rd? ppl honestly think Gomis is coming here ? lol,ha’way lads

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #33

    The Journal understands the Magpies’ major overhaul has seen Davide Santon, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Sylvain Marveaux, Hatem Ben Arfa and Gabriel Obertan all made available at the right price as the club look to re-organise the spine of the side.

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  • stuart no9

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #34

    Cyprus—– i dont think he is too good for NUFC , however , we all know the where the owner and manager want us to end up in the league, and what they think about cups. Reading colbacks interview , he mentions the 2 issues we dont have . ambition , as to the team progresing , and cup finals , which we all know will never happen . so , IMO he has been filled full of shyte.

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  • stuart no9

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #35

    Tsunki —– i agree totally regarding getting rid of pardew as opposed to trying different players , destroying them , then getting rid. probably a lot cheaper as well – from a fans point of view.

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  • Spoof

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #36

    de Jong is not good enough for the PL, he looks decent in a poor Dutch league, but that’s all decent not exceptional, so before the deluded start with the he’s been Pardewed accusations, he hasn’t been Pardewed as he was not good enough before hand, to slow and lethargic, bad move if we get him, however Gomis would be a good signing, ready made for a PL which would suit him !!!!!

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #37

    Jazzy – not sure he is a risk just aware that his bro had good credentials too… and most of the same genes…

    Still happy to see him in black and white though.

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #38

    Tsunki – not bursting a bubble mate. I’m just sick of hearing the same shit thread after thread. What’s the point? It’s starting to feel like when my son won’t stop banging on about sodding Minecraft!

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #39

    Whumpie
    yeah I know what your saying that its getting seriously monotonous on here listening to the same bashing everyday.
    I do Agree with most to be fair but unfortunately there is sod all we can do about it. The big “Boycott” turned into a farce, We all know Pardew is safe so long as we become stable in the PL. I just hope we actually bring in some top players this summer

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #40

    Whumpie, and I am sick of listening to Pardew’s lies and the crap football which he serves up, but it persists.

    Comments are reflections of that dross. That’s up to silver tongue to change the negative comments about his disgusting character and lack of footballing creativity.

    Demonstrations at his previous clubs as well as this one don’t see that changing anytime soon.

    To think positively about the season ahead with him in charge is just trying to convince yourself that a car with flat tyres works because the wheels turn.

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