It looks like 27 year-old Siem De Jong will get his wish and join his brother Luuk at PSV, as it appears his loan deal to the Dutch club for the season is going to happen.
Sources in Holland have told the Chronicle that his medical at the club will take place in the next day or two and the loan deal should be completed over the weekend.
Siem de Jong in action against Liverpool last season
Siem signed on from Ajax two years ago for £6M, but he’s had a bad time of it at Newcastle and has picked up a lot of different injuries.
At the moment he is out with a hamstring problem.
Newcastle would even have been willing to allow Siem to leave on a permanent basis this summer, but with his injury record over the last two years it’s hardly surprising that PSV want to take him for a season and see how he does.
If Siem does well and can stay fit, there could be other clubs who come in for him next summer, including his former club Ajax.
But at the moment there have to be questions about Siem’s fitness.
When Siem was signed from Ajax it looked like a good signing and Rafa Benitez has said there is no doubt about the player’s quality, it’s just that he always seems to pick up injuries.
That’s the test for Siem next season – to stay fit – because if he can stay healthy and have a full season in Holland he’s a good player and that will show through in the Eredivisie.
Siem signed a five year deal when he arrived at the club in 2014, so he still has three years left on his contract, but it will be a surprise if he ever plays for Newcastle again.
The loan deal will give PSV an option to buy the player at the end of the season.
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