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Fenerbahce Make Late Move For Newcastle’s Dutch International

New Fenerbahce manager Dick Advocaat wants to take Newcastle United’s Siem De Jong on loan for this season and that’s news in Turkey’s Sporx.

But Fenerbahce may have to move quickly since the earlier news today was that Siem will be having his medical at PSV in the next couple of days, prior to a loan move back to Holland.

The 64-year old has talked to club President Aziz Yildirim and he wants to sign Siem de Jong, whom fellow Dutchman Advocaat knows well.

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Siem de Jong – likely to move this weekend

The former Ajax captain has had a disastrous two years at Newcastle, where he has picked up a lot of injuries and has failed to win a first team starting spot and is currently out with a hamstring injury.

Like PSV, Fenerbahce want him on  a loan deal so they can assess his form and whether he has overcome the many injuries he has suffered over the last two years on Tyneside.

Siem’s former Dutch international teammates Robin van Persie and Gregory van der Wiel are both at the Turkish giants at the moment, so that could be an attraction for de Jong.

Of course he could also be back playing in the Eredivisie with PSV, a league he knows well from his many years playing at Ajax.

We expect a decision on Siem de Jong to be made before the end of the weekend and our guess would be he will move to the Dutch Champions PSV on loan and join his brother Luuk there.

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46 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s interesting that we are apparently prepared to sell not just Widjnaldum, but also Sissoko and De Jong. Which would leave us with only Perez and perhaps Diame or Shelvey at a pinch, with neither best suited, to play in the pivotal attacking mid position, or alternatively Perez, Gayle and Armstrong off Mitros shoulder and thats surely not enough even if we do sign a winger and another target man, given Rafa appears to favour one up top.

    I’m surprised we are listening to offers for De Jong, and can only suppose we have definitely have someone lined up should both he and Sissoko go.

  • Graeme

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Tell them they have to sign Sissoko as well. Pay the £35 million for Le Sulk and get the sick note free of charge – hows that for a BOGOF???

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Manchester United team looks to a force to be reckoned with. Pogba just oozes class all over.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Now that Ibrahimovic is in the EPL I can see exactly what all the fuss is about. He is genuinely magnificent, particularly in the air attacking crosses. 4 in 3, and everything else you get, what a great signing he looks set to be, and what a pity he wasn’t signed by them years ago, rather than being wasted in Ligue 1.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Pity for them, and impartial fans of the league, more accurately, and also myself I’d have to admit, even in the knowledge of the absolute field day he’d have had against our centre backs. Hardly bears thinking about.

  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #6

    In 12 days time DeJong will have been here 26 months.

    He has played 26 times ( 7 starts 19 as sub ) and 2 goals

    jimmysmith says “I’m surprised we are listening to offers for De Jong”


  • jimmysmith

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Unless we definitely have someone lined up.

  • FollowFollow

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Completely agree re Ibra. As soon as MU were linked I knew they were right for each other. He’s perfect with their young attackers. He gives them a focus.

    Jose is a lucky man.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Jib, I know taking posters out of context is par for the course on here, but that is the most blatant example I think I’ve seen. You couldn’t even manage to distance yourself by a single thread.

  • FollowFollow

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m also very sad about SDJ. I feel that nobody is at fault including the scouting, signing and the player. Can we not occasionally accept that that is the case? But we are also right to let him go now because he is not contributing not putting pressure on the first 11.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 19, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Pains me to say it Jimmy but how is Jib taking you out of context? The least surprising action of this club would be listening to offers for an air fix kit of a player like SDJ.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 19, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m surprised we are listening to offers UNLESS we have someone lined up. Obviously not surprised we are listening to offers for a player with his injury record.

    Point being if we lose both players, which I accept might not be a bad thing in itself, we will be short in a key position if we don’t bring in another number ten. In that sense I would be surprised we are listening to offers. We must surely have a replacement in the pipeline if that’s the case.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 19, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Or keeping Sissoko.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 19, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #14

    GB women’s hockey team win in penalty shoot out for gold – awesome nerve racking result – more stressful than watching Toon !

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 19, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #15
  • lochinvar

    Aug 19, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Any value in swapping De Jong for Van Persie ?

  • Tsunki

    Aug 19, 2016 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Bit vague that Jimmy. I still don’t get how anyone can be surprised we are listening to offers for a player who turns up for training in 3 bin bags and another one who doesn’t want to be here full stop. How exactly are we going to miss those two “key” positions when neither of them can or want to fill them? I think it makes perfect sense to get them shifted out and plan for the future.

  • beermonkey

    Aug 19, 2016 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #18

    sad its not worked out for dejong I like a lot of others were excited by his signing
    but its not worked out and given his injury record we need to offload and replace

    we cant afford to keep these sicknotes

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 19, 2016 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Ok let me put it this way. I don’t think it’s surprising we are listening to offers for both players if we have a number 10 lined up in the event they both go.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 20, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #20

    Bearing in mind also of course that we only have a little over a week of the window open.

    Bloody hell, your prose apparently needs to be as watertight as Hemingway’s on here. Hah!

  • Tsunki

    Aug 20, 2016 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #21

    Sorry Jimmy I wasn’t trying to nitpick it was maybe the way I was reading it.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 20, 2016 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #22

    The surprising part is as you say the apparent brinkmanship in getting Rafas final jigsaw pieces in. He says himself that this is not the finished team. One wonders why it’s getting so close to deadline and he’s still waiting for these key players. Smacks of old tactics we know only too well.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 20, 2016 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Well yeah, we can’t surely be running the risk of only having Perez as a specialist 10, particularly when there’s a solid argument that he shouldn’t be in our best starting 11, although personally I’d be happy to have him in there somewhere.

  • Blofal

    Aug 20, 2016 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #24

    Benitez seems to have made a point of offloading all our injury prone players regardless of who they are.

    Once Tim Krul is fit he will be out the door as well I suspect. We are only keeping Elliot because he has a year left on his contract. And if we get another LB in I think Haidara’s days will be numbered too.

    It makes sense.

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 20, 2016 at 3:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Yo-yo- Just read your random post. I’d lay off the magic mushrooms sunshine there really not good for you.. They’ll not dispell your ghosts. Just keep your embittered nutter behaviour to yourself or within confines.

    Whilst It will take a long time for many to forgive Ashley for his treatment of our great club, , Benitez has restored the enjoyment of being a fan. again.

  • chicousa

    Aug 20, 2016 at 3:44 AM

    Comment #26

    Of all the deadwood we need to be rid of (Rivierre, Sammy, Good, Haidara, Bigi, Saivet, Vuckic, Gouffy [yep still would like to see him sold, though seems unlikely due to his relatively high wages]) I would still like to see Siem get a good run of games. I think he shows a calmness and vision that this team needs in the 10 spot. Sissoko if he stays is certainly not one to be played as a 10. And Ayoze does not seem to have the vision or calmness in that roll either, not to mention seems to struggle with the physical jostling common in the championship. So hopefully Rafa DOES have a good replacement in the wings to take the 10 shirt!

  • expatmag

    Aug 20, 2016 at 3:50 AM

    Comment #27


    On the De Jong situation, I would imagine we are listening to offers for him on a number of reasons:

    . His health record
    . He is probably on a high salary.
    . He doesnt want play in the championship
    . Rafa already has a top heavy squad.
    . It loks like we need to get rid before we recruit.
    . We have enough quality in his position.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 20, 2016 at 4:07 AM

    Comment #28

    My argument Expat is that if we sell both De Jong and Sissoko we will NOT have enough quality cover in the hole or number 10, unless we buy a replacement, and the end of the window is fast approaching. The arguments to sell both are many, but it surely wouldn’t be a good idea to sell both and not replace them with one central attacking mid to start in your best 11, unless you believe in Perez, Shelvey, and Diame we have this most integral position covered.

  • expatmag

    Aug 20, 2016 at 5:30 AM

    Comment #29


    I dont think anyone is disputing this. I am certain having spent what we gave beought in to date, the reason why noone else has been signed is because Ashley is being prudent.

    No more players will arrive until the likes of Sissoko Saviet Tiote and Krul are sold. Once this happens, signings will be made.

    If not, they are stuck with us as we are stuck with them so they will gave to play and PERFORM

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 20, 2016 at 5:54 AM

    Comment #30

    I think everyone would have liked SDJ to have come good, he wasn’t Ajax’s top player for nothing. But does it not make you wonder why he went for 6M and Wijnaldum and Depay for much more.

  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Aug 20, 2016 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #31

    Ahh Siem de Jong- What a complete failure of a signing….

    So disappointing. When he came, the bits I’d seen of him in the Champions league made me think/ hope we were getting a slower Thomas Muller type player. I thought he looked like the type who is ostensibly a no. 10 but is brilliant at finding space and scoring important goals.

    Instead he has just looked no where good enough for the PL. His first touch was just awful, which was odd for an Ajax academy player. His injuries were unlucky but he was still terrible in the times when he was supposedly fit.

    I still don’t even know what his best position is!

    Just one of the many completely brain dead signings from those few years. Just no thought going into them whatsoever, especially the Cabella/ Thauvin joke. That must have been some charity advert on TV:

    “Just a small £13m donation every summer could help fund Marseille football club and contribute to saving the whole of Ligue 1- you’ll even get written reports of that player performing well again once loaned back to French football for a nominal fee and free training cones!….and a free Parker pen….”

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 20, 2016 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #32

    I think if the window closed now with Tiote, De Jong and Sissoko still on the books we would have a decent squad, and would only really lack another attacker to compete with Mitro to lead the line. I wouldn’t particularly mind losing Tiote, or one of Sissoko or De Jong. I think the squad can cope with that and the money would be handy down the line. I would happily lose all three as long as we got an adequate number ten and target man in their stead, but this is a crazy market, and even average players cost a fortune, and average players aren’t gonna do us much good. My concern is only for the quality of the squad, not any particular loyalty to these three players. But I’ll be surprised if we are stronger come the end of the window though should all three be sold.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 20, 2016 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #33

    I want shot of Sissoko as do many. But if he stays he has no choice but to knuckle down and try and be the player he was in the Euro’ which could be a huge advantage for us. If he doesn’t move this summer he has missed his shot at the big time for at least another year and a half. But it is impossible to predict whether or not keeping him around will benefit the team or not.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 20, 2016 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #34

    Once again, what was with the Ha Ha and smiley face when we conceded a pen, please explain yourself as people didn’t take it kindly, surely you’d want a chance to explain your reasons?

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 20, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #35

    There is a certain amount of poetic justice in Siem going to Turkey. If there was a Champions League club on the Isle of Man it would be Sissokos no.1 dream team.

  • Jib

    Aug 20, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #36

    Off Mark Douglas’ ( the Newcastle United Editor for the Chronicle, Journal & Sunday Sun ) twitter site


  • firebug666

    Aug 20, 2016 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #37

    Oh poor poor Sissoko, left staring out of the training ground windows at the ever decreasing squad as players start to leave for brighter futures, left to ponder why no bids have come in from him.

    What could have gone wrong? he said all the right things, even to the point of having a new favourite CL club every week….

    He needs one of his peers or a staff member to walk over and place a kindly hand on his shoulder and very softly tell him “You’re just not good enough”!

    If this man doesn’t want to be here, and doesn’t want to play for us then I would never play him again, he would in the development squad for the foreseeable future, not even deserving of a start for them.

  • Jib

    Aug 20, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #38


    La Stampa is one of the more distuinguished Italian papers and they say NUFC representatives (Charnley ?) were at the San Siro to talk about Sissoko yesterday.

  • giimps

    Aug 20, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #39

    I was under the impression that Siem was being allowed to go on loan so Rafa can see more of him and to get him game time which he might not get here.
    I’m hoping if he goes ,it is only till January ,gets match fit ,then comes back and plays to his full potential for the run in ,his vision and forward play would be perfect to unlock the “park the bus” teams ,especially with Gayle, Arma,Ritchie and Perez playing off Mitrovic .
    I know he’s been a sick note but who could have foreseen 2 collapsed lungs (when 1 is as rare as hobbyhorse turd, or the eye injury that has never happened before either…..if he could get fit and play games he would be perfect.
    Hopefully Rafa sees this and only loans him out for game time


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