Donyell Malen is a Dutch forward who turned down a contract extension with Arsenal two summers ago and joined Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven on a three-year deal.
Despite being a highly rated youngster, Arsenal were unable to convince Malen to resign with them. He opted to return to the Netherlands where this past season he was able to attain first-team football.
Malen is a right-footed forward who can play on either wing or upfront as a striker. He is an exciting young player who had an outstanding season for PSV this past year.
Donyell Malen– breakout season for PSV
Malen has just one year left on the contract he signed when he left Arsenal and he is being heavily scouted by West Ham.
This is a player who we feel should be on Newcastle’s radar due to his age and potential. We are not sure what fee he would command but with just the one year left on his contract, it should not be too high.
He would also fill a need for Newcastle as he is a versatile attacker. He also has been given the number 9 shirt at PSV which belonged to former Newcastle striker Luuk de Jong who has joined Sevilla this summer.
Here is the obligatory YouTube video of the player’s highlights.