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Another Newcastle Star Could Be Sent On Loan

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.

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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.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Toon XI

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Let him go, but my god buy a quality poacher!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Okay so if we let him go that will be :

    De Jong
    Sissoko – Soon

    All attacking midfielders and wingers gone in the last season in numbers all being sold to only really be replaced by Richie and Diame?

    Thats a lot of players needing replaced which is why we look so short of options at times

    2 wingers , a no 10 , a big striker are a minimum to go with the left back that is getting signed !

  • Our Toon

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Yes Rafa keep off loading attacking players, is he going to make a move for McNair now?

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #5

    The Daily Star reports that Derby County have made a bid of £7 million for Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri. But there’s no chance the Owls would either sell at that price, or to a Championship rival.

  • msk21dec

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Why cant we try and get wilfried bony on loan then buy if get promoted? We need a prolific scorer or we wont win automatic promotion cos benitez teams are not designed to create chance after chance in matches. Bony, hernandez, giovinco, pienaar for left wing. What about mark hamill from barnsley.

  • hibbitt

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #7

    still time to sign the players we need
    we don’t have a clue whats going on in the background we could have players lined up ready to join us

    if we had won the the first game would the blog be a brighter place
    at lest give Rafa the benefit of the doubt he may well surprise us

  • tomellifred360

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #8

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

  • hibbitt

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #9

    would the likes of Bony and Hernandez come to a championship club even one as big as us ????

  • Belfast

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Just give him a free transfer. He’ll probably get injured and sent back.

  • Spoof

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #11


    we have to give Rafa time, but he did get it terribly wrong against Fulham, he was far to cautious and there is no need for that in this league as it is a very poor league, Ritchie has got to be played on the right a it is his best position and he like Townsend does work and drop back to help the FB which is essential when your FB is a dubious defender, I don’t like Janmaat but if we are going to play him then we should try to get the best out of which is when he is attacking, Anita rarely looks or passes forward, one cross field pass after about 9/10 mins or so was his sum total on friday, he is dreadful and due to always looking and taking play back wards he is no good for Janmaat, it has to be Ritchie who will help defensively but also allow Janmaat the luxury of having someone to link up with.

    Its the same with Colback and Hayden, do we need two who are so defensively minded, I don’t think we do so one of them should make way for Shelvey who will get us going forward.

    On friday I was just dumbfounded as I saw the selection and when watching the cautious tactics I was asking where and how were we going to be a threat, very early days yet but I hope that Rafa shows a bit more gumption and goes for our opponents a bit more.

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 9, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Jib……. Do you consider yourself a Geordie? I’ve heard you are prone to rolling your r’s from time to time.

  • Jib

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #13

    I only roll my r’s when Ah’mm rrrrrunning

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Never mind rolling his r’s – he gets his arse thwacked by my cane regularly for his cockups and invented posts.

    Jib – your earlier ploy of thwarting the suggestion of no personal knowledge – due to your Google searches and having nothing upstairs was easily spotted.
    Introduce “grandpa” into the post and say learnt it from him.
    I’m sure not many hundreds spotted it.
    So predictable!!

  • hibbitt

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #15


    total agree he could not have got it more wrong if he tried but we have to hope that’s all he did get it wrong and at lest give him the chance to put it right
    Rafa made some big mistakes he misread fulham gave them way to much respect with the lineup and the way we were set up but the goal came from a schoolboy error which the players must accept some responsibility for
    lets hope thats all it was a mistake how he read the game and that he puts it right on saturday thats why i say we have to give him some time

    the championships a whole new ball game to most of us

  • Jib

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #16

    If anyone wants to see the Real /Sevilla game
    This is Turkish TV im Deutschland

  • Jib

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Mr Tuff
    He was a Sergeant in N’Land fusiliers throughout the Great War – served from the Marne right through to Passchendaele – he was told the Geordie history story by one of his officers.
    He died of cancer of the leg in 1962 .
    He had four German machine gun bullets in it which the medics never removed – turned out they were tipped with heavy metal – they knew nowt about radioactivity in those days.

  • BandB

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #18


    Your grandad may have had an X-Ray in one of the hundreds of mobile X-Ray units (known as Little Curies after Marie Curie) deployed during the war. Over a million soldiers did in WW1.
    He might have even had a sterile injection with a Radon tipped needle.
    They did know a BIT about it.


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