Newcastle made a real breakthrough in the transfer market yesterday with the signing of Siem de Jong from Ajax, and we had been after Siem for about two years, and the Ajax captain had only one year left on his contract at Ajax.
Siem de Jong – signs for Newcastle
And Siem is an attacking midfielder with great football skills and leadership qualities, and he will be a welcome addition to the squad,.
He’s the second senior signing by Newcastle this summer and follows free agent Jack Colback through the door, and we have also signed 20 year-old Ayozr Perez from Tenerife.
This is what Siem said after the signing to nufcTV:
“I hope to bring a lot of attacking play and goals,” “At Ajax I scored quite a lot of goals as an attacking midfielder – sometimes as a striker – and I hope to do that here too.”
“I want to help the team be as good as it can be.” “I hope I can bring it here as well,” “I had a great couple of years as captain at Ajax and really improved my leadership skills.”
“It was good for me to be captain and to have that opportunity at Ajax. I hope that will help me here.” “I hope it can be the same for me.”
“They were really good players for Ajax. I played with all three of them.” “I hope to see them again soon. I will be playing against them now but it will be nice to do that and it is nice to be in the Premier League.”
That last line is about Luis Suarez, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen being at Ajax and are now very good players in the Premier League.
This is a very good signing for Newcastle, and now we need about four more top players brought in and we also need to somehow keep both Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko at the club.
Siem played 244 games for Ajax with 78 goals.
Written from Winchester, England.