By Harvey Byrne

Defender Curtis Good is set to return to Newcastle after his move to Dutch side PEC Zwolle broke down, according to a reliable journalist.

The 24-year-old had spent a trial period at the Eredivisie side, but Chronicle chief sports writer Lee Ryder has reported on his personal Twitter account on Monday that Good is now to return to the north east after failing to impress.

Ryder’s claim follows a report from Dutch football magazine Voetbal International stating that Zwolle were to offer him a trial, where his old Melbourne Heart coach John van ‘t Schip is the current manager of.

However, it would now seem that Schip was not a fan of what Good had to offer his side and the one-time capped Australia international will remain at St. James’ Park for now.

The centre-back initially joined Newcastle from Melbourne Heart in the summer of 2012, but he has made just two first team appearances for the Magpies in five years.

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Football Insider verdict:

Good’s future clearly lies away from Newcastle and it would seem that the Magpies are prepared to allow him to leave on a free with his contract running out next summer. However, he may have to see out the final year of his deal if he is even unable to earn a move to PEC Zwolle. Right now it is not looking too great for the Australian, who was limited to just one FA Cup appearance last season, which saw Newcastle suffer a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Oxford and a return to his home country and similar surroundings may be his next best move.

In other Newcastle transfer news, a report has given an update of the Magpies pursuit of midfielder with eight-figure valuation.

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