De Jong: This Newcastle outcast would love another Magpies chance

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Siem de Jong believes that a former Magpies outcast would love another chance with Newcastle.

Siem de Jong, who has endured a torrid debut season at St James’ Park, has told the Chronicle that his brother Luuk would love to play for Newcastle again.

The injured midfielder said: “It would have been really nice if he’d been here as well, although I wouldn’t have played with him this year anyway! He had a pretty unlucky half season here. It was a difficult one for him.

“He would love to have another chance, either here or maybe at another club in England.”

24-year-old striker Luuk De Jong spent half a season on loan on Tyneside last season from Borussia Monchengladbach. He had a terrible spell of form, as the Magpies struggled in the Premier League, and he made 12 appearances without managing to find the back of the net.

His departure was greeted with cheers, and the Dutch international signed for PSV Eindhoven on a permanent deal, with whom he has scored 21 goals in 39 games, as they head for the Eredivisie title.

Siem De Jong’s arrival was greeted is positive fashion in the summer, but his campaign has gone much the way of his brother’s, but due to more unfortunate circumstances.

After making three appearances at the beginning of the campaign, the 26-year-old midfielder has since been out with two serious injuries, and will likely not return to action until next season.

With Newcastle still looking for a consistent goalscoring striker, the Magpies could do worse than to move back in for the younger De Jong, having now proven that his striking abilities are up to scratch after a tough season in Newcastle.

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