Over the summer, one of Newcastle’s best buys was signing Ajax captain Siem de Jong, and the Dutch International play-maker was given Ben Arfa’s number 10 jersey, and the Frenchman was subsequently shipped out on loan to Hull City for the last year of his Newcastle contract.
Siem de Jong – scoring in the game at Oldham with great goal
The thinking was that Siem could take over the number 10 role that Yohan Cabaye was playing until he was surprisingly sold last January to PSG for £20M, but Siem has continued to have injuries this season, as he had in his final season in Holland.
In seven seasons in Holland Siem played 244 games and scored 78 goals for Ajax, but his record at Newcastle is stuck at three appearances, and he is isn’t due back until January.
So that means the 25 year-old will miss over half the season for us with a badly torn thigh muscle, and the Newcastle medics have to be very careful with the player’s rehabilitation over the next few months.
It’s difficult when you lose one of your top new players so early in the season
We’ll just have to hope that Siem makes a very good recovery, and that we are not still in relegation trouble when he returns to the side sometime in January.
Getting something out of the game today at White Hart Lane will help us move away from the relegation zone.
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