PSV Eindhoven are reported to want Siem de Jong on loan this season, after he has struggled with injury and poor form at Newcastle United for the last couple of years.
Siem was thought to be a good signing for Newcastle two years ago when we signed the Ajax captain for what at the time seemed a reasonable £6M.
Siem de Jong during pre-season
But much like his young brother Luuk in early 2014, he has struggled in England and doesn’t seem to like the more physical play in England.
It seems that Rafa Benitez does not have him as a key player in his plans for this season, and any player who is not going to be used will either be sold or sent out on loan to at least get them off the wage bill.
Goal is reporting in Holland that Dutch Champions PSV want the former Ajax captain on loan, seemingly because Technical Director Marcel Brands has refused this week to deny his interest in De Jong.
PSV couldn’t get the loan deal for Chelsea’s Marco van Ginkel over the line, after the 23 year-old Dutchman suffered a serious knee injury that will see him out of the game until at least October.
Marco had done well on loan from January this year at PSV after his loan spell at Stoke was cancelled.
So it’s not exactly surprising that PSV could be interested in Siem on a season-long loan deal and it may contain an option to buy – maybe for the £6M we paid Ajax for him over two years ago.
But PSV will need to make sure Siem can stand the rigors of playing every week after his injury ravaged time on Tyneside – he is currently out with a hamstring injury.