Well it looks like Siem de Jong is on his way back, and the Dutch International has said he has completed his first training session since tearing a thigh muscle back in early September.
Siem de Jong – back in training
The Newcastle United midfielder broke the news on his Twitter account:
“Finally my boots back on! First session outside.”
Following his £6M signing from Ajax in the summer Siem appeared only three times this season for the Magpies before he injured his thigh in early September, so that’s almost three months he’s been out – but with any luck he could be playing before the end of the year.
The 25 year-old was due back some time in January so he may be back earlier than was planned.
That would be very good news for Newcastle United.
Couple that with the news that players like Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote are due back this week from injury and things are looking rosy in the Newcastle United garden.
Siem de Jong had been at Ajax since 2005, and in his last five seasons there, he played 244 times with 78 goals, and he has been given the number 10 shirt at Newcastle.
Siem is a very good player and is dangerous from set pieces, and can also score goals, so once we get him back there will be even more options for manager Alan Pardew.
Sounds good to us.
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