One of Newcastle’s midfield targets this summer is 25 year-old Ajax captain Siem de Jong, who is the older brother of Luuk, and we think Siem would be a very good signing for Newcastle.
Siem de Jong – interested in Newcastle move
Siem’s agent is Louis Laros, and he had this to rather lengthy piece to say today in the Shields Gazette about the 25 year-old:
“Siem did not have a great season because of his injuries.” “But he is an interesting player for a lot of clubs in England.” “They know him from the big games he has played in the past and the goals he has scored, such as against Manchester City in the Champions League.”
“There are no concrete offers for Siem, and although leaving this summer is an option, he is happy at Ajax.” “He has been the captain for two years and has won the title four years in a row.”
“Before last season, the plan was to definitely transfer him this summer, but the injuries might make it more difficult.” “Siem is interested in a transfer, but there needs to be an agreement between the buying club and Ajax, and it needs to be the right club for Siem.”
“There was an agreement last year when he signed the new contract that Ajax would sell him this summer.” “He is very loyal to the club, though, and it’s not in his thinking to leave Ajax for free next summer.”
“He wants them to receive a transfer fee, and is very grateful to them, who he has been with from youth level all the way to being the club’s captain.”
“Ajax have to ask for a reasonable price, and if they are asking for an unreasonable price, we might change our mind.” “He wants to leave through the front door, and I hope that Ajax receive a good offer for him.”
“If that happens, Siem will be happy to sign for a new club.” “It could go fast if a concrete offer comes in, but English clubs are normally slow with transfers and sign players late in the preparation for the new season.
“It could happen in a week, or it could wait until the end of August.” “Everyone wants to play in the Premier League, but the same is also true of Germany and Spain.”
“It depends on the club, the manager, the philosophy and how they want to treat him on the field.” “Siem is a multi-functional player and can play in a number of different positions.”
“He needs to know how any possible new club plans to play him.”
The above is simply his agent trying to get his job done and line up a club for his client, but Siem is an excellent technical player with lots of class, and he also has significant leadership abilities, and we need that type of player brought into Newcastle over the summer.
And Siem made it known a couple of weeks ago that he thought Newcastle were a great club, and he’s obviously keen to join the ranks on Tyneside, even if his younger brother Luuk will not be coming..
Siem could go pretty quickly this summer, and it seems he wants to move now so that Ajax, who he has been with since a youngster, will at least get a fee for him.
We really hope Newcastle and Lee Charnley will move for this player, although we also appear to be dragging our feet a little bit so far this summer.
Some bold transfer action is needed from Newcastle United – soon – very soon.
Written from London, England.