Forgotten Newcastle star hoping to return to team in Premier League
By Emma Sanders
Siem de Jong hopes to return from his loan spell with PSV Eindhoven to play for Newcastle when they are in the Premier League.
The forgotten midfielder wants to fight for his place in the side and hopes he will be given the opportunity to do so in the Premier League if Newcastle get promoted.
De Jong joined the Magpies in 2014 for £7 million and was an exciting prospect following impressive performances for Ajax and the Holland national squad.
However, the Dutchman’s Newcastle career has been littered with injury set-backs and he struggled to force his way into the side as they were relegated from the Premier League.
He hopes he can return from his promising loan spell at PSV Eindhoven and challenge for a place in the side and he hopes it will be in the English top flight.
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“I would definitely like to succeed at Newcastle United. It would be a nice scenario that they are promoted first and then I return to play in the Premier League,” de Jong told Tafel van Kees TV show, as quoted by the Chronicle.
The Dutch international has been in great form since joining PSV and it seems he is benefiting from regular game time following some lengthy injury spells on the sidelines.
The 26-year-old was was influential, netting the winner in his side’s crucial 1-0 victory against Go Ahead Eagles on Saturday.
He has made 26 appearances for Newcastle in all competitions and faces the potential of returning with them in the Premier League as they currently hold a six-point lead at the top of the Championship table.
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