Report: PSV Eindhoven keen on loan deal for beleaguered Newcastle man Siem de Jong

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez with Siem De Jong

De Jong has managed just 26 appearances in two years for the Magpies.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez with Siem De Jong

Siem de Jong's nightmare spell with Newcastle United could be brought to an end by Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, according to the Netherlands edition of

The website suggests that the Eredivisie side are keen on a move for the 27-year-old midfielder and would like to unite him with his younger brother Luuk, who also endured an unsuccessful stint on Tyneside during a loan spell in 2014.

Persistent injury problems have limited De Jong to just 26 appearances in two seasons for the Magpies, and he has made just four league starts since his arrival in 2014 from Ajax.

Newcastle United's Siem De Jong shoots at goal

The former Ajax captain starred for his side in his home country before trying his luck in England, and PSV hope that he will be able to recapture that form.

However, Goal claim they would want any deal for De Jong to be a loan move with an option to make the transfer permanent, rather than paying upfront for the midfielder.

Southampton's Virgil van Dijk in action with Newcastle's Siem De Jong

That is - unsurprisingly - because of concerns that they hold over the midfielder's fitness, although it is thought that De Jong is now their primary attacking midfield target.

De Jong wants to play regular first-team football again, and he is unlikely to get that at Newcastle; not only has he struggled to prove himself due to fitness issues, but the signing of Mohamed Diame has increased competition for his central attacking midfield spot.

The report claims that PSV have already held informal talks with the player and his representatives, and this looks like a deal which could well progress in the coming weeks.

Liverpool's Joe Allen in action with Newcastle United's Siem de Jong

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