Newcastle in playmaker talks - report
By Will Butcher
Dutch playmaker Siem de Jong could be set to end his Newcastle nightmare by joining Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven on loan, according to a report.
The Holland international signed for the Magpies on a six-year deal in 2013 from Dutch giants Ajax, but his time in Tyneside has been plagued by numerous injuries which has reduced his playing time to only four starts for the club.
Goal claim that PSV are looking to give the former Ajax star a second chance as the 27-year-old looks to breathe life into his career.
It is said that De Jong is in talks with Dutch club about a loan deal in order for them to fully assess his fitness.
De Jong’s brother, Luuk, is PSV’s attacking spearhead, and a move could see the two team-up to form a family partnership.
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The four-time Eredvisie champion has also been interesting Turkish giants Fenerbahce according to the Evening Chronicle, as he looks to resurrect his career.
De Jong scored his first goal for Newcastle during a loss against Swansea in April 2015, but with the player featuring on only 22 occasions for Rafa Bentiez’s side the club have been forced to look for other options after relegation last term.
The Magpies’ number 10 has fallen down the pecking order at St. James’ Park, after the signings of Matt Ritchie, Mohamed Diame and Dwight Gayle.
In other Newcastle transfer news, this striker has revealed that he’s sealed a Newcastle move via his Twitter account.