Currently on loan with PSV Eindhoven, Newcastle United midfielder Siem De Jong has revealed he plans to come BACK to Tyneside and salvage his Magpies career.
Signed from Ajax back in the summer of 2014, the Dutchman’s time on Tyneside was blighted by injuries and he made little impact as the Toon Army slipped down the Premier League table to a rather meek relegation. Amid Rafa Benitez’s rebuild at St. James’ Park, he was quickly loaned out back to his homeland.
In truth, he doesn’t naturally appear to have a future in black and white, largely Newcastle’s forgotten man, though perhaps the 28-year-old could play a part in whatever side potentially makes it back up to the proverbial Promised Land. With Ayoze Perez failing to perform, perhaps a role could open up in the No.10 role next season.
Clearly a talented player, maybe De Jong can make a fist of things at St. James’ Park after all.
“At the end of the season, McClaren was replaced by Rafael Benitez and I talked to him about my future prospects in summer.
“My contract with Newcastle is due to expire in two-and-a-half years.
“There is no clause in my loan deal of a longer stay.
“The idea is to go back to Newcastle , make a fresh start and make many Premier League appearances.”