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Player’s Agent Reveals It’s All Up To Newcastle

12:42 pm, Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

There were reports yesterday that PSV would like to sign Newcastle midfielder Siem de Jong on loan for the season and the reports were that the PSV Technical Director Marcel Brands had refused this week to deny his interest in the player.

However, today the player’s agent has said his client’s future is almost entirely dependent on what Newcastle want to do with the 27 year-old – who is currently out with a hamstring injury.

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Siem de Jong in training during pre-season

Louis Laros is Siem’s agent and he has been speaking in in the Netherlands and he was asked  whether Siem could be going on loan to PSV, the club where his younger brother Luuk currently plays at.

This is what Laros said:

“There are no talks between PSV and us. We rule nothing out, even the Netherlands. It obviously depends on what the plans of Newcastle United and whether they are open to a rental period.”

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel seemed to be all set to join PSV for another loan move following his successful loan stint for PSV since late January, when he played well and helped them win the Dutch Championship.

Stoke City cancelled his loan spell in January which allowed him to move to PSV.

But Marco has just picked up a serious knee injury that will keep him out through October.

PSV are now looking for an alternative midfielder and it seems like Siem de Jong is just one of a number of players the Dutch Champions are currently considering.

Comments welcome.

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Tags: Championship · Loan Moves · Luuk de Jong · Newcastle News · Siem de Jong · Transfer News and Rumours

36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron Knee // Aug 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    Haidara has plenty of energy but not much skill.

  • 2 Tsunki // Aug 10, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Get him loaned. He’s been on the sick for years. If he can be added out of his bath chair wheezing and gasping into one of those disabled taxis then I’ll help.

  • 3 Ron Knee // Aug 10, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    ‘We must go for Huddersfield’s throats’ – Mick Quinn.

    We all know they won’t!

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Aug 10, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    fantastic if burnley seriously want dummet and colback. results over the last few years when these 2 play are v disappointing to say the least.
    Amazed they have a chance to go back to the premiership when both are barely lower championship standard and squad fillers at best.

    Haidara has no football brain either. hopefully galloway coming will see him off too. Carr has really underwhelmed with many of his selections.

  • 5 Oleg G // Aug 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    The results of the alternative poll on Sissoko are as followed:
    Sell him, but only if the price is 30M or more

    Keep him, give him a fine, put him to play with the reserves/academy. He disrespected the team and the club too much.

    Sell him, even if the price is lower than 30M but not less than 20M-25M

    I don’t care

    Sell him even if it is lower than 20M

    Keep him, we need him! He is one of our best players.

    Keep him, but give him a fine for his disrespect for the fans and the club

    So Only 6% of people want to keep him as a player in the squad.

    21% wants him to be humiliated and pay for his “crime”of being an A-hole.

    And 55% want to sell him and the difference is the amount of money that they are willing to get for him.

    All in all, people want Sissoko out. No doubt about that.

    How will you feel if he will play on Saturday?

    How will you feel/what will you do, if Sissoko will start/take part in the next home game against Huddersfield?

  • 6 Ron Knee // Aug 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM


    I added Colback as an afterthought. Sorry to get your hopes up!

  • 7 Belfast // Aug 10, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Just give him a free transfer. He’ll probably end up coming back after two months with another injury.

  • 8 Ibizatoon // Aug 10, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    I wonder how player rentals work?

    If they break him do they lose their deposit?

  • 9 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 10, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Our relegated side is even weaker now in terms of individual quality. The hope must be that over the course of a long season, having the strength in depth of a bigger squad will pay off. For that reason I can’t see the sense in sending out Arma on loan. Yes, getting in a top proven striker must be the aim. But keep young Arma. It’s going to be a tough campaign.

  • 10 manxpie // Aug 10, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    “Lower championship level” ? Have you looked at the table rotonda?

  • 11 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    It was my understanding that results improve when Dummett is in and obviously vice versa.

  • 12 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    Part way through the second half of the u18s game yesterday, NUFC took 11 off and put a different 11 on. How do they manage to keep these players happy in terms of game time for their development when they carry so many players on their books?

  • 13 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    There are trialists too of course.

  • 14 manxpie // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Aye the unbeaten run was when dummett came back in at the end of the season
    Still find it funny how he gets such abuse
    when he balances a shocking defence and makes it more solid but mbabu who played 1.5 games there is the next best thing and far greater than him based on that, crazy

  • 15 Tsunki // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Results being better when dummett plays is relative. it’s because the alternatives are even more dire.

  • 16 Tsunki // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    Dummett playing = unbeaten run. The stat lads will be swooning over that.

  • 17 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    I agree. Mbabu looked the business on the odd times he’s played. Except he appears to be made of glass, which is no good at all.

  • 18 Average_Contents // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Seeing as he’s a rental, couldn’t we take him back to where we got him from. Please.

    I like the guy and was quite excited when we signed him but jesus h Christ he’s had some injuries and basically been a permanent patient in the Steven Taylor wing.

    Sorry siem it’s been TWO years and I don’t think you’ve ever played a full competitive match for us.


  • 19 Tsunki // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    Does dummett get abuse? I’d say he was a competent and capable defender, ideally an understudy in the pl. Unfortunately his inability to be effective going forward restricts him to covering duties – as an overlapping player he is fearful of playing out from the back and resorts to speculative long balls with high trajectory that result in a high percentage of them being defended. He can get to the opposite corner but is insufficiently skilled to place an accurate pass, an effective cross or dribble past a man.
    Fair enough?

  • 20 Tsunki // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Based only on his meagre appearances, mbabu’s showings were a sight better than anything produced by dummett. Unfortunately it is correct to say that if he can’t stay fit he might as well be one-legged.

  • 21 Average_Contents // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:34 PM


    You could of just said he’s a steady eddy.

    I’ll admit, the aimless hoofed ball down the left flank does my fcuking swede in.

    He’s got the composure of jiblet when a girl happens to looks at him.

    The result, soiled shreddies.

  • 22 tomellifred360 // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Fantasy Football League for NUFC fans. All welcome to join.

  • 23 Jib // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Average_Contents // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:34 PM
    You could of just said he’s a steady eddy.

    The correct English is “You could HAVE just”

    To think the education of a precious young mind is in your hands is terrifying

  • 24 Average_Contents // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Crawl back under your rock wiley.

    Did it hit a little too close to home.

    Aww that’s sweet.

    Oh and you pulling people up on anything whatsoever after all you’ve trodden through is laughable.

  • 25 Jib // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    One Hundred and Eeiigghhttee !

  • 26 Belfast // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Tom I’ll join yer league for a fiver, two pogs ( must be slammers) and a yo-yo.

    Non negotiable!

  • 27 Average_Contents // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Is that a selfie jizz?

  • 28 Mister Tuff // Aug 10, 2016 at 1:56 PM

    What’s going on – something is happening – I hear the peel of church bells the fan fare of trumpets – laughter and celebration in the streets.

    WHAT IS GOING ON??????

    Oh damn what a let down it’s just Jib managing to get a post about grammar right.
    Not really worth celebrating but a once in a lifetime event.

  • 29 Munster Mag // Aug 10, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Ron i expect us to go for Huddersfield throat big time. If we dont i think some of the concerns expressed here by a few contributors and journis about rafa’s conservativism will start to gain a serious foothold. Realistically the spurs game was a nonsense, and we cant ask for 5 goals every second game. But i would expect to see an attacking set up and serious pressure on Huddersfield.

  • 30 neverwin // Aug 10, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Why is the alleged Everton deal taking so long.
    I do not think Dum has what it takes but Burnley interest just shows what I know.

  • 31 martoon // Aug 10, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    I was trying to work out why we were not in the first round of the EFL cup and good old wiki
    “In the second round, the thirteen Premier League clubs not involved in European competition as well as the two highest ranked Championship clubs from 2015–16 (Newcastle United and Norwich City) enter the cup”
    I presume it is us & Norwich because we were 3rd & 2nd bottom respectively. Presumably Huddersfield have to play midweek which hopefully will give us an advantageous on Saturday.

  • 32 martoon // Aug 10, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Just checked they played last night and lost 2 1 to Shrewsbury. Surely if Shrewsbury can beat them we can?

  • 33 clinath@ed // Aug 10, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    Huddersfield got beat 1-2 last night

  • 34 clinath@ed // Aug 10, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    You’d like to think so, wouldn’t you Martoon?

  • 35 beefman13 // Aug 10, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Sissoko, get ur skates on n get out of toon, the big man??? Went missing for massive periods since he has been here, hope we get mega money of some mugs, like wijnaldum he’s a fair weather player, Glad to see the back of the waste of space big time charlies.

  • 36 clinath@ed // Aug 10, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Surely Rafa has got to play a more attacking formation this Saturday? 4-2-3-1 is too negative at home, and against Huddersfield!
    I’d like to see a 4-1-4-1 or 4-1-3-2 with the fullbacks offering width.

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