Newcastle have just announced that Siem de Jong has gone on loan to PSV for the season, where he will join his brother – striker Luuk de Jong.
Siem de Jong – on loan for the season to PSV
Here ‘s what Newcastle have just put on their web-site:
Newcastle United can confirm that Siem de Jong has joined PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan.
The 27-year-old Dutchman joined the Magpies from Ajax in the summer of 2014 but has endured an injury-plagued two years on Tyneside so far.
He has been restricted to 26 appearances – only seven of them starts – during that time, and has scored twice in all competitions. He suffered a hamstring injury in pre-season but is nearing a return to full fitness.
De Jong will link up with his brother Luuk, who had a loan spell at St. James’ Park in 2013/14, at the Philips Stadion.
Rafa has said recently that he talked to Siem and they agreed the main thing for Siem is to play in the coming season, so a loan deal seemed to be the best way to get him playing again back in Holland.
It will be interesting to see if he returns to Newcastle next summer for pre-season, but Siem said last Friday that Rafa said he could still have a future at Newcastle:
“Coach Rafael Benitez has said he sees a future for me at the club, but feels that I need matches at a level to judge me.”
“And he can’t guarantee me games in the Championship he said.”.
Siem is the 10th senior player to leave the club this summer.
Here’s all the ins and outs at Newcastle this summer – so far.
|Matz Sels||£4.5M||KAA Gent|
|Dwight Gayle||£10M||Crystal Palace|
|Jesus Gamez||£1.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Ciaran Clark||£5M||Aston Villa|
|Mohamed Diame||£4.5M||Hull City|
|Daryl Murphy||£3M||Ipswich Town|
|Christian Atsu||Loan - season||Chelsea|
|Transfer Fees In||£54.5M|
|Gabby Obertan||Released||Anzhi Makhachkala|
|Steven Taylor||Released||Portland Timbers|
|Fabricio Coloccini||Released||San Lorenzo|
|Andros Townsend||£13M||Crystal Palace|
|Papiss Cisse||£2.5M||Shandong Luneng|
|Florian Thauvin||Loan - season||Marseille|
|Siem de Jong||Loan - season||PSV|
|Kevin Mbabu||Loan - season||BSC Young Boys|
|Henri Saivet||Loan - season||St. Etienne|
|Tim Krul||Loan - season||Ajax|
|Gael Bigirimana||Free||Coventry City|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - January||Barnsley|
|Emmanuel Riviere||Loan - season||CA Osasuna|
|Jamie Sterry||Loan - January||Coventry City|
|Haris Vuckic||Loan - January||Bradford City|
|Sammy Ameobi||Loan - January||Bolton Wanderers|
|Moussa Sissoko||£30M||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Transfer Fees Out||£85.5M|