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Siem de Jong set to depart

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He was not as bad as his brother, but his presence was as negligible.

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Often injured Siem de Jong's time at Newcastle is all but over. Citing personal ambitions, and the desire to play Champions League Football, Siem's play will now reside at the Dutch power PSV in Eindhoven. Consistently one of the "big three" of Dutch top level football (Ajax and Feyenoord being the other two), Siem will also find himself fulfilling the dream of playing with his brother Luke who has found life after leaving Newcastle.

In 2014 Siem was signed by then coach Allen Pardew to a six-year deal estimated at around £6 million. it was hyped as a promising move being that de Jong had spent the past seven seasons at Ajax. In his last five hears with the club he averaged just over 10 goals a season.

Unfortunately his time with Newcastle did not benefit from that promise. He appeared in only 22 matches over two years, starting only four, in the Premier League while netting just one PL goal.

Most of his time was spent nursing injuries. In September of 2014 he injured his right thigh during training. In February 2015 he succumbed to a lung issue that he also dealt with while at Ajax. He recently aggravated his hamstring during Newcastle's recent pre-season tour of Ireland.

Speaking to his present role with Newcastle de Jong noted, "Coach Rafael Benitez has said he sees a future for me at the club but feels that I need matches at a level to judge me. And he can’t guarantee me games in the Championship he said."

Since this is a loan, and not an outright move, should Siem find a level of success and fitness the door back to Tyneside may remain open.