One Newcastle Target Who Is Keen To Join The Magpies

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.

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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.

Comments welcome.

Written from London, England.

224 comments so far

  • G

    Jun 27, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Good player, but his injuries are a concern though. Still, if he’s cheap enough, he’s definitely good enough. I just hope he’s recovered fully.

  • Spoof

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Please lowball as normal so we don’t get him, he is dreadful, the fact that he has sent a come and get me plea to possibly the most unambitious club in Europe tells you exactly how highly rated he is, keep well clear

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Spoof mate…then I fear this unambitious club won’t get any good player 😉

  • toon kk

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Thats how our club is run buy a cheap or chancer, hopefully he’ll do well and be sold for a profit. Nufc is covered in cracks and due to greed and total lack of football knowledge the club will be enevitably be relegated.
    money and advertising SD is first and foremost in Cashleys eyes. Pity alot of fans can’t see this when they hand over there hard earned cash to watch dross.

  • ethiotoon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #5

    I haven’t seen him playing.but looks better than his brother according to u about Luis Muriel from udinese or Jonathan biabiani from parma as possible replacements for skr and winger(obertan )

  • Our Toon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #6

    I’m sure I said 2 or 3 weeks ago that Debuchy will go to Arsenal, I still believe £10m will be accepted for a player that turns 29 today.

  • stuart no9

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    that sounds about right for newcastle- buy a crock who is is going to mmake no impact whatsoever , give him a wage every week for getting treatment off the physio and expecting us to be happy with that . pathetic- . Keen to come to newcastle ?? ofcourse he is , what other idiots would buy him . FFS –its getting worse !

  • Our Toon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    The player seems to be making noises and we seem to be unmoved!!

  • lesh

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #9

    The way we’re becoming a selling club’s nothing short of a disgrace.

    Is this Ashley being spiteful, getting his own back for the self-solicited grief he’s been getting from fans?

    Why he just doesn’t put the whole squad and anything else he cam sell on eBay and be done with it.

    He’s been an absolute disaster.

  • Our Toon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 26, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Our Toon

    There’s plenty of pass and move in 5 a side with boards. That’s the feature of the game. The boards just help keep the high tempo of the game.

    As for doing away with goal posts and other nations which keep great possession because they don’t use boards, those nations very often don’t know how to score goals. You’d think they’d never seen a goal before.

    England’s problem in the WC was that we didn’t have a natural goalscorer and there is a dearth of top goalscorers at schoolboy level. Perhaps the FA and their coaching have an obsession with passing and possession.

    Football is about putting the ball in the back of the net and often you can do that by someone getting on the end of one big punt up the middle. There’s a lot of snobbery about how the game should be played. I think there’s nothing better than seeing a CF get on the end of a goalkeepers punt, battle with the CB, and bury it.

  • adwend

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #11

    If people want to hand over there hard earned cash that’s up to them, but how long it will take them to smell the coffee god only knows if anybody thinks this club is going to spend big money its never going to happen never will ,if you love your club STAND UP and do somethink about it

  • Our Toon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #12


    My response to what you said yesterday is quite simple really, England scored 1 goal at the world cup…..that’s the same amount as Iran. As I have said young lads shouldn’t be using boards in 5 aside it doesn’t teach them about passing and moving!!

    You need to realise international football is about patience, movement and ball retention….all of these things we seriously lack. Even the so called golden generation were decent ball players but there movement wasnt the best. Every nation seems to have better ball retention and players seem alot more comfortable on the ball than English lads.

    Kids need to learn about this aspect of the game first and once they get around 13 or 14 they should learn about winning or losing, right now the coaching of youngsters is awful, B&B you have described punting the ball up field, we are the only team that have conceded from such play in this world cup.

    In Spain and all other foreign lower leagues they play football on the floor and players understand the importance of possession and passing and moving. In our lower leagues we play hoofball and in the premier league we have idiots like Pulis, Allerdyce and Pardew who endorse this notion of hoofball as its the quickest way to go from back to front. Bottom line for me is that 5 aside should have netting and white lines for throw ins, it will stop young lads hitting the ball of board and then chasing it, speed of play is important but speed of passing is even more important!!

  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #13

    why we are too late with signing him ?
    he is surly not at the WC !!!!

  • martoon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #14

    Our Toon @12 – Although not great England actually scored 2 goals at the WC. I agree that kids need to learn basic skills, passing and moving etc. However if you take it too far you end up with Spain constantly pass pass and no strikers. Surely there is room for both styles in the games passing yes but sometimes a more direct approach also. I would say the most important thing is learning to score goals and how to finish – removing goal posts is not going to help with this.

  • spitfire_

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Shaker Shakrah

    Do you really believe of this WC bollocks? This is just the another excuse.

  • lesh

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #16

    I’d worry about his agent’s comment (‘It depends on the club, the manager, the philosophy and how they want to treat him on the field.’).

    The club? A selling club

    The manager? A sychophant who’s tactically lacking vision.

    The philosophy? No ambition and mercinary in its approach to profiting and contemptuous towards its fans.

    How they want to treat him on the field? Won’t play to his strengths.

    Overall? Don’t waste your time Siem, go to a bigger club such as Swansea, Hull, QPR.

  • Beefman

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #17

    Four in next month or face the consequences fellas, we only have Cisse as a main forward? why the hell cant we go in deep for Remy, mercenary i know but hes a hell of a good player, Guaranteed goals with this kid, of course he may fancy the Gooners but are we not or have we not been trying to keep the lad, i mean they are talking about 8 million for fek sake, if we get a couple of injuries in main areas we all know the problems will start again and the Froggies will go in to hiding when it starts getting rough, unless we have real quality being brought in, (sorry for repeating on a few things but we simply have to spend) Aubangumang and Remy up front with Cisse, Cabella could be very exciting, young Campbell and Armstrong hovering just behind, (still like Campbell and Tavernier) i know he hasn’t done much at St Mirren but hes had the confidence knocked out of him and he needs to toughen up and also nasty up a wee bit, think he`s to nice of a lad at the moment, Tav could still come through strongly, oops also our centre backs, Colo ok, but we HAVE to get a real quality centre half along side him, willy and mr Newcastle are not good enough, 3-0 4-0 every 5 mins proves that even though it wasnt just their fault, we have just got to move forward, we cannot stagnate, win loose n draw again, does MA really want that!!! i know most think so including myself, but he always said he would spend the money generated in to the club, just do it, oh and get that SportsDirect filth out of the Toon. (repeating again)

  • bladeuser

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Support gateshead nufc are poison to the core from ashley to u lot who would follow a stale sandwitch if u seen it discarded from a players mouth

  • Our Toon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #19


    Haha yeah i was just checking that, We scored 1 more than Iran, 1 less than Australia who were in a tougher group

    Look at how the Germans played yesterday, they don’t have an out and out striker, you talk of Spain….what people don’t realise is that they swept all before them without a striker. They changed the way they played and went more direct this world cup with Costa upfront, they took Torres ahead of Negredo, didnt play Villa until the last game, Fabregas was neglected. The reason for Spain not achieving is down to the manager who made some very arrogant decisions. Football is about small margins though and if Silva had scored at 1-0 to make it 2-0 Spain would have gone through. Spain didn’t play Tiki Taka football this world cup.

    Look at the movement in the German team, in fact look at the movement and ball manipulation in all the teams and then look at our lads.

    As for goal posts, kids should be taught the basics first and goalposts aren’t required in that, passing, moving and getting out of tight areas with the ball and feeling comfortable with pressure when in possession are all more important traits to learn. I’m talking about a really young age here, maybe up to 10!! 11 on wards have goals

  • Blofal

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #20

    If we can get him that would be good. I wouldn’t mind LDJ either as long as he is cheap.

    LDJ is slated by most people because he didn’t score but everyone seems to forget that..

    1. He is a striker not a number 10. Pardew played him almost exclusively as a number 10 and had him tracking back to help the midfield. LDJ even complained about this at the end of the season. Just like Cisse, Mbiwa, Santon, Sissoko and Ben Arfa he was played out of position and effectively Pardewed.

    2. He was out of form and out of match practice.

    3. His technical ability was there for everyone to see. He was trying to back heel passes and create when he could. You could see he was trying.

    4. He was playing up front for a side that creates NOTHING. Even Remy was not scoring towards the end of the season when he played. We had no creativity in the midfield to even look like setting anything up for him.

    5. He is really young. He will do nothing but improve.

    6. Everyone seemed to pin their hopes on him that he would score the goals we desperately needed and save our season which I think was unfair.

    Honestly guys most strikers would have had a crap season playing in our team last year. I don’t think we should judge LDJ on that alone. If we can get him cheap I think we should get both him and his brother.

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #21

    Our Toon, you have me a bit confused. One minute you are talking about long ball , big man, tussle with keeper and bury it. Next you are killing Allardyce and Co. Quite simply, football is about making the most of the players you have and styles must be varied accordingly. However, the major issue with long ball is simple. Its easier to lose possession and extremely hard to be accurate with this as a philosophy of play.

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #22

    Our Toon, in fairness about youngsters and skils, we have been hearing the same for 10 years, here ( Ireland ) and in the UK. But very few managers encourage it in real terms, and too many little englanders whinge when foreign managers and foreign players get jobs.

  • cestriasteve

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #23


    Good post but was he played out of position in BMG too, I think with proper service from PROPER wingers he might be perfect for us.

    On SDJ I have been harping on for 2 years but;

    A, it would take a different system than we currently favour to accommodate him

    B, he’s a bit slow for the EPL

  • Our Toon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #24

    Munster Mag

    I don’t understand how I have you confused? I was responding to a post by B&B yesterday which was directed to me @10.

    You and me have the same feelings about hoofball mate, I can’t stand it….it take a few minutes to get the ball off the opposition and then its returned to them withing 5 seconds!!

  • Ancientcoptic

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #25

    If Siem De Jong is a target – the recruitment process will start by making a derisory offer… 2nd stage = making indirect contact with the player to see if he will run his contract down and come for free… failing that – send Charnley on holiday again and wait for Siem to come to us with an offer.

  • martoon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #26

    Our Toon – You make some good points especially about Germany BUT I will never agree with you about removing goal posts. The whole point of the game is to score goals and you can’t ignore this. No problem with practice drills etc. with no goals but no matter what age you are you need goal posts when playing a game of football.

  • beermonkey

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #27

    were not the only club that does it Nicklas Bendtner lasted 10 years at arsenal how is that one pos

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #28


    I see you’re using the ”royal we” again.

    I love Dutch football but many people siem to think that he would be too slow in the PL. If going Dutch, not that Ash is going anything, we should be looking at Georginio Wijnaldum.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #29

    Blofal: I agree with you about LDJ being a technical player, the problem is that he does not have a powerful strike. LDJ seems more like a player that wants to receive build up play and pass the ball into the net from 8 yards out… that kind of build up play simply isn’t going to happen under Pardew.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #30


    Is that the the same Spain who were double and still reigning Euro champs and now very recently deposed world champs.

    Spain’s only problem was letting a very good team get too old.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #31

    Hamburg have slammed Hertha Berlin over their valuation of striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, who remains a target for Newcastle United.

  • cyprus

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #32

    Spoof at 2 you made a joke there, right?

    It reminds me of G. Marx saying: “I refuse to join any club that will have me as a member.”

  • Our Toon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #33


    The issue with goal posts is that it becomes more relevant to win than it does about teaching, kids will use goal posts at the local park and in school but when being coached it shouldn’t matter about winning or losing, or even scoring in my eyes under the age of 10 it should be about sole development!!

    Steven Taylor spent most of his childhood being a striker as did Jamie Carragher and were only converted around the age of 14 or older, my point is that goalscoring is a natural skill some have it and some don’t, you can’t turn someone into a killer finisher (Henry was a winger)

    I don’t believe goalpost are required and I believe boards in 5 & 7 aside football are a hindrance rather than a help to development of kids

  • Belfast

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #34

    Hardly a come and get me plea.

  • Belfast

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #35

    Doesn’t even mention us.

  • wynsleap

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #36

    There’s NO decent players coming into this club
    There’s NO doubt we are going to lose one or two good players eg Debuchy
    There’s NO ambition whatsoever for this club by Ashley.
    There’s NO honesty or dignity from the management.
    We have NO reputation to speak of.
    There’s NO managerial ability from Pardew.
    There’s NO coaching ability from the likes of Carver, Stone and Beardsley.
    But there IS the obvious conclusion that the owner is bleeding us dry and there IS every chance we’ll go down next season because of it.
    Why not just accept what is going on here and make a concerted effort next season game by game and through the media and by (well organised) demonstrations to put highlighted immense pressure on this total shower of s**t and rid ourselves of them for good.
    If we don’t we may not have a club to support.

  • jayphoto

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #37

    Think we’ll end up signing luuk dejong for peanuts towards the end of august…
    On lasogga, if hes successful, and breaks into the national side, the fact that hes german means his value will soar past 20m, if they want anything under 12m its probably worth paying!
    In a world where snodgrass fetches 8m, i have no comprehension on player value Anymore

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #38

    £ 30 million for Luke Shaw ? .

    You could get Ricardo Rodriguez for less than half that money and he is a much better player, only 21 as well .

    I would expect that kind of money for a Marcelo or Alaba, but Shaw ? . Gimme a break .

    And we wonder why the English national team is garbage when we massively overrate our talent and ruin them with big price tags .

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 27, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #39

    And what can Man U fans say about City buying the league now then ? .

    Considering they have splashed out £90 million on Herrera, Shaw & Mata .

    Must be nice like, we are stuck with A free transfer and a Spanish second division youngster FFS .

  • beermonkey

    Jun 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #40


    hull might have paid over the odds for Snodgrass but they identified him and a player to take them forward and stay in the prem and have handed over a fee there happy with

    how many deals have we walked from over a mill or 2 over the last 3 4 years now look at where we are
    we cant field a starting 11 that could win a game

    selling clubs know this and will try to bump up the price can we really afford not to pay the price if its the right player

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