By Will Butcher
Newcastle’s on-loan attacking midfielder Siem de Jong is set to make his debut for Holland giants PSV Eindhoven, almost a month after signing with them.
The 27-year-old signed for the Dutch outfit during the latter stages of the transfer window, as an injury-prone spell and a number of new recruits pushed him down the St. James’ Park pecking order.
PSV revealed on their official website that the former Ajax playmaker would be starting against Eredivisie rivals Roda JC in the KNVB Beker Cup on Wednesday night, the Dutch equivalent to the FA Cup.
The six-time Netherlands international has been playing with PSV’s under-21 side in the last two weeks as he tries to regain his fitness, and manager Philip Cocu is expected to make changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Feyenoord on the weekend.
The Newcastle playmaker, who has been recovering from a muscle injury, was been told he could leave by manager Rafa Benitez after the Shields Gazette confirmed that he would be allowing six senior first teamers to leave St. James’ Park in the final weeks of the window.
De Jong signed for the Magpies on a six-year deal in 2013 following a £6million move from Ajax, but his time in Tyneside has been plagued by numerous injuries and he has opted to join brother and captain Luuk as they look to win a 24th Eredivisie title.